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ENG120 Faculty Resources - TruthQuest

This guide is compatible with TruthQuest for instructors of ENG120.

Welcome to Faculty Resources for ENG120!

Your one-stop library resource for information literacy resources and tips and tools for using TruthQuest in your ENG120 classes! In this guide you'll also find information on library services, tools, and other resources to help with your ENG120 class.

Use the blue buttons on the left to navigate through the guide and find what you need. 

ENG120 Information Literacy Outcomes

TruthQuest was created to meet the same Information Literacy outcomes outlined by the library for the previous ENG120 "one-shot" library sessions. They are as follows:

1. Students will be able to define their information need, and identify and use appropriate characteristics of information needed for an intended use
2. Student will be able to identify major information formats and their characteristics to select the appropriate one(s) to service their information need
3. Students will be able to access information using a variety of research strategies
4. Students will identify and use criteria to evaluate information for research purposes
5. Students will know where and how to ask for help

ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Introduction: This Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework) grows out of a belief that information literacy as an educational reform movement will realize its potential only through a richer, more complex set of core ideas. During the fifteen years since the publication of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, academic librarians and their partners in higher education associations have developed learning outcomes, tools, and resources that some institutions have deployed to infuse information literacy concepts and skills into their curricula. However, the rapidly changing higher education environment, along with the dynamic and often uncertain information ecosystem in which all of us work and live, require new attention to be focused on foundational ideas about that ecosystem. Students have a greater role and responsibility in creating new knowledge, in understanding the contours and the changing dynamics of the world of information, and in using information, data, and scholarship ethically. Teaching faculty have a greater responsibility in designing curricula and assignments that foster enhanced engagement with the core ideas about information and scholarship within their disciplines. Librarians have a greater responsibility in identifying core ideas within their own knowledge domain that can extend learning for students, in creating a new cohesive curriculum for information literacy, and in collaborating more extensively with faculty.

Shapiro Library information literacy resources are based on the ACRL Framework frames, knowledge practices, and dispositions. This document is well worth a read by faculty as it is designed to speak to disciplinary faculty. Where possible, we have noted the frames in this TruthQuest documentation.

Library Tip Sheet

This Tip Sheet is distributed during the ENG120 Workshops to remind users about available library resources, and search strategies for finding information in the library databases.