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Information literacy resources for librarians and their library users

October 1, 2018

By Library Connect

Links to info literacy resources to support your training on topics like literacy search to the publishing

Find links to information literacy resources below to support your one-to-one, classroom and workshop training on topics ranging from literature search to the publishing process. This information literacy resource update refreshes and adds to resources from a popular 2017 article. For example, introduce your researchers to Researcher Academy, formerly Publishing Campus, with its free platform that provides guidance, knowledge and support to early and mid-career researchers.

From associations to universities, take advantage of the amazing work being done by your librarian colleagues around the globe and from various teams here at Elsevier. We also encourage you to share your favorite resources in the comments section.

Project Information Literacy (PIL) website(opens in new tab/window)

PIL is a nonprofit institute that conducts research studies nationally in the US about early adults and how they find, evaluate and select information for use in their courses. The website contains talks from experts, publications, research findings and how librarians are applying these findings in their outreach.

Elsevier Researcher Academy website(opens in new tab/window)

Librarians can take advantage of the resources on and point their researchers to this free platform that provides guidance, knowledge and support to early and mid-career researchers. E-learning modules and supplementary resources on topics such as funding, research data and writing help researchers navigate their research journey.

Think. Check. Submit. website(opens in new tab/window)

This is a cross-institutional and industry initiatives to raise awareness with researchers about how to identify trusted journals for their research. Librarians can provide their researchers with a checklist — offered in 38 languages — to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.

CILIP information literacy website(opens in new tab/window)

This website provides news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available toolkits on information and digital literacy. It also links to the open access Journal of Information Literacy, the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) and the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

Information Literacy Concepts: an open educational resource PDF(opens in new tab/window)

© 2021 Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Details: 61-page PDF, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

Dive Deeper

Visit the Science Teaching and Learning module on Elsevier’s Librarian Connect Academy to further study and view additional resources for teaching information literacy developed by fellow information science and library professionals.