The Inform Your Thinking video series helps undergraduates develop information literacy and prepare for research and creative engagement.

Each of these videos provides a quick introduction to a concept and asks students to reflect on how this concept would affect their research efforts and daily lives.

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

This series is based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Also check out The Information Literacy User's Guide for more.

1. Research is a Conversation

2. Who Do You Trust and Why?

3. Information Has Value

4. It's All About The Questions

5. How Is Your Information Created?

6. Search Smarter

7. Fact-Checking

The above video draws from Mike Caulfield's open online textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers.


Inform Your Thinking videos are licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-Non Commercial license.

The series was created as a collaboration between OSU Library Research and Learning Services Division, OSU Library Communication Services, and the OSU Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research.

Learn more about this project in Freshman framework: Collaboratively developing a set of required instructional modules for freshman research scholars.