A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.

While we welcome submissions covering all aspects of writing, we are especially in need of content focused on information literacy. Submission should be between 500 and 1,000 words and should take advantage of the capabilities offered by the digital space (i.e., the ability to include Creative Commons-licensed images, to embed YouTube links or other media, to hyperlink, etc).

Topics may address:

  • What is information literacy? (an introduction to the concept)
  • Determining what information you need
    • Understanding the place of place of resources like Wikipedia  in the research process
  • Distinguishing between different types of sources (i.e., an edited collection, a book, a journal article, etc.)
  • Understanding the connection between writing and research
  • Citation Mining
  • Avoiding plagiarism and citing correctly
    • Formatting according to Chicago style
    • Formatting according to Harvard style
Submissions should be sent as Word docs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
If images are used, please attach them to the same email as seperate files (perferaly jpegs), indicating their placement within the text file. Citation should follow the current edition of the MLA Handbook. For more formatting and style, please see the "Guide for Authors."