The Information Literacy Modules are designed to provide an introduction to information literacy for all AUA students. Information literacy can be broadly defined as, "the skills and capacities to understand and navigate print and electronic texts in a university setting, focusing on how to access, identify and use high-quality information". This is broken down into three modules, each designed to be conducted in any 50 or 115-minute class (although ideally, modules are presented in order)*. The modules are as follows:
Module 1: Acknowledging Sources- by the end of this module, students will be able to identify when information needs to be cited and the basics of how to cite information according to APA guidelines.
Module 2: Identifying Quality Sources- by the end of this module, students will be able to identify higher-quality resources from lower based on criteria such as expertise, currency, and context.
Module 3: Accessing Digital Resources - by the end of this module, students will be able to identify where and how to search for digital scholarly journals both on and off the AUA campus.