Old Dominion University Libraries

Information Literacy Program
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For further information, contact:

  • Karen Vaughan, Digital Services Coordinator, kvaughan@odu.edu

Information Literacy Resources


  • Badke, William B. Research strategies: finding your way through the information fog. 3rd ed. New York: iUniverse, 2008.
  • Barker, Donald I., Melissa S. Barker, and Katherine T. Pinard. Internet Research Illustrated. Fifth ed. Boston, MA: Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2010.
  • Bolner, Myrtle S. and Gayle A. Poirier. The research process: books & beyond. 4th ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 2007.
  • Burkhardt, Joanna M. Teaching information literacy: 35 practical standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003.
  • Hosie-Bounar, Jane, and Barbara M. Waxer. Web 2.0: Making the Web Work for You, Illustrated. Boston, MA: Course Technology, 2011.
  • List-Handley. Carla J. Information literacy and technology. 4th ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 2008.
  • Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda. The college student's research companion. 4th ed. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007.
  • Riedling, Ann Marlow. Learning to learn: a guide to becoming information literate in the 21st century. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2006.


Search Guides:

Instruction Tools for Assignments/Exercises:

  • Information Literacy Assignments to Consider (compiled by ODU Libraries)
  • ACRL Standards Toolkit
  • MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) - searchable collection of subject-specific resources for higher education
  • PRIMO (Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online) - materials collected and contributed by members of ACRL
  • S.O.S. for Information Literacy (A Virtual Factory for Teaching Information Literacy Skills) - lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy. Limit to "higher education."

Guides from other Universities:


NOTE: There are many more excellent resources that continue to be developed. If you have suggestions for additional information literacy resources to include here, contact Karen Vaughan kvaughan@odu.edu