Digital Literacy

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Digital Literacy Tutorials


Welcome to the portal for Digital Literacy Tutorials at the University of Illinois Libraries. Here you will find various tutorials, guides, and digital tools created to help you find, evaluate, and critically use information sources. These tutorials cover:

The following tutorials were created with Camtasia, Power Point and Audacity using these guidelines:  UIUC Camtasia Guidelines 2011.  The tutorials are also available on YouTube at

General Tutorials

Electronic Thesis and Dissertations

Provides a step-by-step process for submitting your theses electronically. See requirements at:

  • You Tube version
  • Flash Version (you can turn on the captioning by clicking on the CC on the menu bar at the bottom)
  • Quick Time Version (for higher quality, but the captioning can't be turned off)

Information Cycle

The Information Cycle is the progression of media coverage of a newsworthy event. It will help you to better know what is available on your topic and to better evaluate information sources.

Avoiding Plagiarism

This tutorial is intended to assist you to avoid plagiarism in your papers.

Additional Tutorials and Assistance

Tutorials Related to Learning Objects

For demonstrations on how to use various learning objects see our Learning Objects LibGuide

Learning Objects are digital materials with defined instructional value that can be used in a variety of ways to improve teaching and learning.

Samples include:

Audacity   Flash   Quicktime

Sea Monkey   Flash     Quicktime

Snag It  Flash     Quicktime

WebTools  Flash  Quicktime


The following  provide additional guidance for students and faculty.


A webpage with guidance for the researcher and student.

How Do I?

Web pages with tips on the research process.











Subject Area Tutorials

Education Research

Provides initial steps for using research tools in the field of education.

LIS Easy Search

This tutorial is intended to teach you about the LIS Easy Search, found at the Library and Information Science Virtual Library.

LIS Basic Search Concepts: Boolean Logic

This short tutorial is intended to teach you about the Boolean Logic, a system for searching most databases.

Health Information

Module 1: Finding Health Information:
Beginning Research on A Health Topic

Module 2: Finding Health Information:
Selecting a Database