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Information Literacy Course Guide for UGS Teaching Assistants

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This guide lists tips for Signature Course (UGS) teaching assistants about how to integrate information literacy into the classroom curriculum using various tools from this toolkit as well as other areas of the Libraries website. UGS Librarians strongly encourage Teaching Assistants to get in touch with the UGS Librarians to discuss tailoring and collaborating on an information literacy exercise or assignment for their discussion sections.

Date created: 
Fall 2012
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External Reference: 
http://guides.lib.utexas.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=ugsTAs

Archival Source Analysis Worksheet

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This worksheet is tailored specifically for evaluating a primary or archival source by addressing issues of audience, authority, bias, accuracy, and tone. It also asks students to examine the source within the broader historical context (for example, the time period, social movement). An optional question asks students to find two other sources that interpret the archival document in order to help draw their own conclusions.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Find a Peer-Reviewed Article

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This assignment asks students to find a peer reviewed article relate to a course assignment or course material and evaluate it.

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Assign the Find Articles tutorial and the Popular, Scholarly or Trade? guide complement this assignment. Or contact the UGS librariesn to request a tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Finding and Evaluating Articles from Library Databases

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This resource supports instructors to teach their students how to find and evaluate articles. It includes exercises for three different classroom technology scenarios.

Tips: 

Contact the Libraries for a research guide tailored to your course.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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Popular, Scholarly or Trade?

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This grid helps students differentiate between popular, scholarly and trade publications and includes an explanation of peer-review.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/popularvscholarly.html

Using Evidence to Build Arguments

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This resource supports instructors to teach their students how to think about what evidence they will need to synthesize into their research papers, and find and evaluate that evidence. It includes exercises for three classroom scenarios and a worksheet.

Tips: 

Once students identify the evidence they need, they will need guidance about where to search for it. Instructors may either browse the toolkit for tutorials and guides or request a tailored research guide from UGS librarians.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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Finding and Evaluating Viewpoint Websites

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This resource supports instructors to teach students how to find and evaluate viewpoint websites. It includes classroom exercises and worksheets set up for three classroom technology scenarios, and take-home assignments.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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Following the Conversation

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This guide presents tips and tricks for following conversations between authors in the popular and scholarly literature and to find reactions to articles and blog posts.

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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Evaluate Websites

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This grid provides criteria to evaluate a web site to distinguish between reliable and unreliable information on the web.

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/eval.html

Primary Versus Secondary Sources

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Students analyze a primary and secondary source on a course-related topic and reflect upon the differences between these types of sources.

Tips: 

Contact UGS librarians to customize this assignment and an accompanying tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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