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Libraries Information Literacy Modules

Instructions for Using the Modules with Moodle and Blackboard

These modules can be directly embedded into your course on Blackboard or Moodle using the LTI links (orange icons). The PDF instructions below describe how to use these links.  

If you are using the modules with a website other than Moodle or Blackboard, please use the direct links (green icon) to link to each module.

Why Citations Matter

This tutorial provides an overview of why it is important to cite sources, and an explanation for why different citation formats and citation styles exist.

Estimated time: 13-14 minutes

APA Citations

Use this video to provide students with an overview of the APA citation style including common source types such as books, journals, and websites.

Estimated time: 4:08 

APA Style Citations 6th Edition

Use the tutorial to provide students with an introduction to the APA 6th citation style format and examples of popular source types such as books, journals, and websites. The tutorial includes several “check your understanding” questions with drag and drop exercises where students can format citations of different source types properly.

Estimated time (tutorial): 18-23 minutes

Estimated time (quiz): 5-8 minutes