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.

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

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.


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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