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Information Literacy Toolkit

Information Literacy in Signature Courses

Learning Outcomes

Information Literacy is one of the required elements of Signature Courses. There are three learning outcomes for this component of the signature courses:

  • Students will be able to evaluate sources of information based on criteria such as creation process, authority, currency, relevance, purpose, and perspective.
  • Students will be able to describe a research strategy that includes choosing an appropriate source of information, type of information, and keywords.
  • Students will be able to describe the idea that sources of information exist in conversation with each other.

Librarians are happy to help you incorporate these outcomes into your course. Email

UGS Course Guides

Signature Course Information Literacy Award

Every calendar year, the UT Libraries award prizes to the best research assignments from Signature Courses. If you were impressed by your students' work, think about nominating them!

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