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Information Literacy Habits of Mind (HOMs) Toolkit: Insight

CCL HOM: Insight

Distinguish between institutionally provided and open web resources and begin to recognize the universe of scholarship related to academic disciplines.

Insight Is...

The critical understanding of the social, legal, economic, and ethical aspects of information creation, use, access, and durability

SYR Knowledge Cycle Module

First Year Worksheet

HOM Covered: Arguably all five.

This worksheet can be the basis of a one-shot lesson plan.

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Information Literacy Habits of Mind Toolkit by Claremont Colleges Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.

Selected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify and discuss issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information.
  • Students will be able to articulate the process of research and publication, including Open Access publications.

For free or for a fee?

HOM: Insight

Instructions to librarian: You can copy this box directly into a course LibGuide. Either have students select a source and answer this question or put a source up on the screen and have them answer this question for that source. You can refresh results and ask question about additonal source(s) Use this question as a starting point for discussion questions or additional polling questions, such as, "Why do you think the article is available for free or not?", "Should scholarly research be available for free?", "How is access affected for those not associated with a college/university?", "What does it mean that a resource is Open Access?"  

Do you think this article is available for free on the Internet?

For free or for a fee?
Yes: 1 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

Claremont Colleges Research Map: 2013-14

HOM covered: Insight

Instructions to librarians: Here is one suggestion of how to use the map. Use the map to explain what scholarly resources are and where the scholarship in scholarly databases comes from. While having the students search in the catalog and/or databases point out the map on the LibGuide and ask students to find their course instructor. Give students some time to explore their instructor's research interests and scholarship. You may want to discuss the map with the faculty member when you meet with them because it would be nice if they were involved in the student's exploration of their scholarship.


View Claremont Colleges Research Map in a larger map