University Libraries

184 Course Support

The library supports the instruction of 184 courses by providing a variety of opportunities to help faculty integrate information literacy into their classes. The following lessons have been created to help students develop their information literacy skills and help fulfill the following outcome of the 184 courses:

Outcome Assessments
Engage in a library-led information literacy session and apply best practices for evaluating information sources in scholarly research. 6a. Evidence of participation in library-led information literacy session.
6b. Ability to find, determine credibility of, interpret, and use scholarly works based on established criteria

Canvas Module

The Canvas module “184 – Library Module” is accessible through Canvas Commons for easy download into your course. The module outcomes focus on:

  • Defining scholarly research
  • Bias awareness
  • Search strategies
  • Approaches to evaluating information

The module also includes pre and post multiple-choice quizzes for instructors to check student knowledge and completion of the material. Quizzes are self-grading and are based off material covered in the module.

Learn more about downloading the module through this video.

In-Person Session Instruction Options

While you are not required to bring your 184 courses to the library for instruction with a librarian, you are welcome to contact your subject librarian to set up a session. We have developed three lessons geared toward the 184 courses that focus on different areas that may be covered in a 184 course. Please check with your subject librarian to see which option might be most appropriate given your course assignment. 

Option A Library Session:

Lesson Focus -
This lesson plan compliments and works to prepare students for a research paper or assignment. Builds on material covered in 184 Canvas module and works best when students also complete the 184 online module.

  • Helps students build toward developing a research question
  • Practice searching in OneSearch.

Option B Library Session:

Lesson Focus -
Builds on material covered in 184 Canvas module and works best when students also complete the 184 online module.

  • Navigating research within an academic field.
  • Critical discussion of how academic literature is produced and how researchers participate in that environment.
  • Examining various resources to evaluate for authority and credibility  

Option C Library Session:

Lesson Focus -  
May be used in place of 184 online module or in conjunction with. Does not include assessment of information literacy skills.  

  • General introduction to scholarly research and strategies for conducting searches in the library search engine.
  • Introduction to evaluating resources, specifically covering the SEE method, identifying bias, and differences between reading news laterally or horizontally

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the relationship between material covered in UNIV101 and what’s covered in 184 courses?

  • UNIV101 covers some basic library information in an online module including a virtual tour of the library, 2 videos about getting around the library, and the basics of distinguishing popular from scholarly. Since there are no assignments paired with this introduction to the library, there is no introduction to conducting research other than a quick intro to the library in general.

Am I required to use the 184 library module in Canvas?

  • No. You do not have to use the 184 library module. However, it’s fairly self-contained and geared to give students a general introduction to doing research, regardless of their discipline. 

Will students cover the information in the 184 module in another class if I don’t use it?

  • They may cover similar concepts in another class, but the material in the module is designed specifically for the 184 students and otherwise not used in other courses.

Am I required to bring my 184 class to the library?

  • No. You do not have to bring your 184 class to the library. However, we are happy to provide instruction for these sections, just get in touch with your subject librarian.



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