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Information Literacy Course Content at UCBA

Faculty guide for information literacy content that can be incorporated into any UCBA course.

Identify Keywords

This content helps students learn how to identify keywords about their research topic or question and provides a starting point to search for sources. These activities can be used with groups or individuals, as a stand alone activity, or as a research assignment component.

Learning Outcome: Use keywords and applicable limiters when searching for information

Use in Canvas: As part of an ungraded or graded introduction to library research or specific research assignment

Worksheets: Students can download accessible Word document worksheets to a device

Map a Research Topic or Question Activity


  • Watch Mapping Your Research Ideas video (2:52 minutes, includes pause time for worksheet completion)
  • Complete Keyword Map worksheet using research topic or question

Resources Needed:

Identify Key Concepts & Keywords Activity


  • Watch Key Concepts & Keywords video (2:15 minutes)
  • Complete Key Concepts & Keywords worksheet using research question

Resources Needed:

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