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Information Literacy

Provides information meant to facilitate integration of information literacy (Kean University's GE Skill 5) into the curriculum.

LEARN: Library Essentials for Access and Research Navigation

The LEARN module provides participants with information about library resources and services offered by Kean University's Nancy Thompson Learning Commons. LEARN also provides tips on the development of information literacy skills relevant for searching for, accessing, and using information from a variety of sources.

LEARN consists of 4 self-paced units and the LEARN Final Quiz. The units cover the following topics:

  • Developing Topics and Using Reference Resources
  • Selecting and Searching Databases
  • "Credibility Continuum": Identifying Valid Sources  
  • Appropriate Use of Scholarly Works

Transition to Kean (GE 1000)

The Transition to Kean information literacy module was designed for first-year students enrolled in the GE 1000 course. This module consists of one brief introductory video, four brief interactive tutorials, and one online “assignment.” 

If required by your professor, please complete the online “assignment” provided below after viewing the tutorial modules listed above. Once you have answered the final question, you will be able to email your answers to yourself, and this email message may be submitted to your Transition to Kean (GE 1000) instructor for credit.