Library Curricula

The following curricula, authored or co-authored by faculty at Meriam Library, are available under creative commons license for widespread use in the classroom.  If you would like to know more about CSUC's information literacy instruction program, or if you would like assistance writing or teaching assignments relating to information literacy and library research, please contact a member of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach department or visit our page, Research Instruction in Information Literacy.

To request library instruction for your class, please Schedule Research Instruction using our Web site.

Annotated Bibliography Source Sheets, W. Cuthbertson (Updated 2020).

These handouts explain the process of preparing write an APA citation and authoring evaluative annotated bibliography entries by breaking down the entries as responses to three specific questions.  Handouts are provided for annotating both Articles and Books or Book Chapters.  

Sheet for Articles & Online Sources (Form Fillable PDF)

Sheet for Books & Book Chapters

How to Write an Effective Research Question / Unearthing Your Topic, W. Cuthbertson (2018)

This handout walks students through a series of questions to guide their authoring of an effective, inquiry-based research question.  Examples are provided to clarify concepts and distinguishing characteristics of a strong research inquiry.  The obverse side of the handout prodivdes guiding questions and source categories for students having difficulty narrowing their topic from a broad idea to one of practical focus.  

Your Quick Guide to Literature Reviews, W. Cuthbertson (2022)

This handout provides introductory guidance and useful links for students writing their first literature review.


Boolean Mythology II, W. Cuthbertson (2017)

This worksheet familiarizes students with the concepts of search logic by having them reconceptualize mythological creatures as Boolean statements.  The activity concludes with students creating their own hybrid animal using Boolean logic.