Welcome to our Research Tutorials & Modules. These online learning modules are designed to help students build a strong information literacy foundation.
We offer two types of modules:
- Credo Information Literacy Modules
- openly licensed information literacy modules developed by Brockport librarians
Student Instructions: How to Use the Modules
We have modules on seven topics, and they include tutorials, videos, and quizzes.
To get started:
- Use the navigation on this page to select a topic.
- Select the video, tutorial, or self-assessment quiz to open.
- If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Brockport Net ID and password, and then the video or tutorial will begin. If you are on campus, you don't need to log in, and it will begin.
Questions? Trouble using the modules? Ideas for improving the modules? Contact the library's Information Literacy Team via Ask a Librarian.
Types of Materials in Modules
- Tutorials—multimedia materials, often with an interactive ungraded activity for checking your understanding
- Videos—instructional videos
Info for Faculty
Information for Faculty
Faculty can use the Credo Information Literacy Modules in a variety of ways. A few ideas:
Refer a Student at a Point of Need
If a student needs help with citing, creating a thesis statement, or other information literacy concepts and skills, send them a link to one of our videos, tutorials, or quizzes.
At the Beginning of a Major Project
Get your students started on a major research project by assigning modules that will help them choose a topic, and evaluate sources.
Visit How to Use the Modules.
Please feel free to look at any of the following PDFs documents for more specific instructions on how to incorporate these skill using the Credo Instruct modules.
- Research Mechanics and Writing Fundamentals
- Why Information Literacy Matters
- Developing Ideas and Research Questions
- Evaluating Sources (Overview)
- Evaluating Sources (Focus on Web/News Sources)
- Synthesizing Information and Developing Arguments
- Scholarly Communication and Academic Sources
- Choosing Sources
- Introduction to Searching
- Advanced Searching/Refining Results
- Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, and Intellectual Property
- Principles of Citations: MLA
- Principles of Citations: APA
- Principles of Citations: Other (Turabian, Harvard, Chicago)
About the Information Literacy Modules
About Credo Instruct
The library offers Credo Instruct, a set of online tutorials, videos, and quizzes on information literacy skills and concepts. These online learning tools help students learn foundational skills needed for research. They are available to any Brockport student, staff, or faculty member.
Videos, interactive tutorials, and self-assessment quizzes support students through important steps in the research process, including:
- developing and narrowing a research topic
- learning how to read scholarly materials
- identifying fake news
- academic integrity and citations
- and many other topics
About Openly Licensed Information Literacy Modules
These modules were created by Brockport librarians, and are available for anyone to use. They can be used or adapted under a Creative Commons license.