Books and Articles



Bain, Ken.  What the Best College Students Do. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Chapman, Paige. "Students Lack Basic Research Skills, Study Finds." The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 9, 2010.

D'Couto, Michelle & Serena H. Rosenhan (2015) How Students Research: Implications for the Library and Faculty, Journal of Library Administration, 55:7, 562-576, doi:10.1080/01930826.2015.1076312

Head, Alison J. Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace. Seattle, WA: Project Information Literacy, 2012.

Head, Alison J. 2013. Learning the Ropes: How Freshman Conduct Research Once They Enter College. Project Information Literacy Research Report.

Head, Alison J. Project Information Literacy's Lifelong Learning Study.  Phase One: Interviews with Recent Graduates Research Brief.  Seattle, WA: Project Information Literacy, The Information School, University of Washington, July 29, 2014.

Head, Alison J. Project Information Literacy's Research Summary. Lifelong Learning Study.  Phase Two: Trends from the Online Survey.  Seattle, WA: Project Information Literacy, The Information School, University of Washington, February 17, 2015.

Head, Alison J., and Michael B. Eisenberg. Truth Be Told: How College Students Evaluate and Use Information in the Digital Age.  Seattle, WA: Project Information Literacy, The Information School, University of Washington, 2010.

Head, Alison J. and Michael B. Eisenberg. Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age. Seattle, WA: Project Information Literacy, The Information School, University of Washington, 2009.

Head, Alison J. et al. “What Information Competencies Matter in Today’s Workplace?Library and Information Research 37.114 (2013): 74–104

Purcell, Kristen, Judy Buchanan, and Linda Friedrich. The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing Is Taught in Schools. Pew Internet & American Life Project, July 16, 2013.


Dahlstrom, Eden and Jacqueline Bichsel. "ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014". Research Report.  Louisville, CO: ECAR, October, 2014.

Rheingold, Howard. 2010. "Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies." EDUCAUSE Review 45 (5): 14–24. 


Bobish, Greg, and Trudi Jacobson, eds. The Information Literacy User's Guide.  Open Suny Textbooks, 2014.

Burkhardt, Joanna M., and Mary C. MacDonald. Teaching information literacy 50 standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2010.

Manus, Sara J. Beutter. "Librarian in the Classroom: An Embedded Approach to Music Information Literacy for First-Year Undergraduates." Notes 66, no. 2 (2009): 249-261.

Mestre, Lori S., Lisa Baures, Mona Niedbala, Corinne Bishop, Sarah Cantrell, Alice Perez, and Kate Silfen. "Learning Objects as Tools for Teaching Information Literacy Online: A Survey of Librarian Usage." College & Research Libraries 72, no. 3 (2011): 236-252,

O'Clair, Katherine, and Jeanne Davidson. The Busy Librarian's Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering. 2012.

Sanderson, Heather. "Using Learning Styles in Information Literacy: Critical Considerations for Librarians," The Journal of Academic Librarianship, v.37, Issue 5, Sept. 2011: 376-385

Williams, Michelle Hale, and Jocelyn Jones Evans. "Factors in Information Literacy Education." Journal of Political Science Education 4, no. 1 (2008): 116-130, doi:10.1080/15512160701816234.

Williams, Michelle Hale, and Kymberly Anne Goodson, and W. Gary Howard. "Weighing the Research Paper Option: The Difference that Information Literacy Skills Can Make." PS: Political Science and Politics 39, no.3 (July 2006): 513-519,


Association of College and Research Libraries. "Academic Library Contributions to Student Success: Documented Practices from the Field." Prepared by Karen Brown. Contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015.

Oakleaf, Megan, Michelle S. Millet, and Leah Kraus. 2011. “All Together Now: Getting Faculty, Administrators, and Staff Engaged in Information Literacy Assessment.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 11 (3): 831–852,

Rhodes, Terrel, ed. Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2010.


Magi, Trina J, and Patricia E. Mardeusz. "Why Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World." College & Research Libraries 74, no. 6 (Nov. 2013): 605 - 618, doi: 10.5860/crl12-363.


Head, Allison, J., and Michael B. Eisenberg. Assigning Inquiry: How Handouts for Research Assignments Guide Today’s College Students. Seattle, WA: Project Information Literacy. The Information School, University of Washington, 2013.

Instruction Section. 2010. “Analyzing Your Instructional Environment: A Workbook”. Association of College & Research Libraries.

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