Information Literacy in the Disciplines: History

Last updated April 2020

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in History.

1. Standards or Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

American Historical Association. 2016. “AHA History Tuning Project: 2016 History Discipline Core.”

ACRL RBMS-SAA Joint Task Force on the Development of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. 2018. Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

ALA/RUSA/History Section/Instruction and Research Services Committee. 2013. “Information Literacy Guidelines and Competencies for Undergraduate History Students.”

2. Related Research

Gordon Daines, J. and Cory L. Nimer. 2015. “In Search of Primary Source Literacy: Opportunities and Challenges.”RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 16, no.1: 19-34.

Garcia, Patricia, Joseph Lueck, and Elizabeth Yakel. 2019. “The Pedagogical Promise of Primary Sources: Research Trends, Persistent Gaps, and New Directions.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 45, no. 2: 94–101.

Hauck, Janet, and Marc Robinson. 2018. “Of Primary Importance: Applying the New Literacy Guidelines.” Reference Services Review 46, no. 2: 217–41.

Hicks, Alison, and Adrian Howkins. 2015. “Tipping the Iceberg: A Collaborative Librarian-Historian Approach to Redesigning the Undergraduate Research Assignment.” History Teacher 48, no. 2: 339-359.

Jarosz, Ellen, and Stephen Kutay. 2017. “Guided Resource Inquiries: Integrating Archives into Course Learning and Information Literacy Objectives.”Communications in Information Literacy 11, no. 1: 204-220.

Morris, Sammie, Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, and Sharon A. Weiner. 2014. “Archival Literacy for History Students: Identifying Faculty Expectations of Archival Research Skills.”The American Archivist 77, no. 2: 394-424.

Poole, Alex H. 2015. “Archival Divides and Foreign Countries? Historians, Archivists, Information-Seeking, and Technology: Retrospect and Prospect.The American Archivist 78, no. 2: 375-433.

Prom, Christopher J., and Lisa W. Hinchliffe. 2016. Teaching with Primary Sources. Chicago: Society of American Archivists.

3. Adaptable Instruction Materials

Acosta, Elisa. 2015. “Interview a Scholar.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Bailey, Kristen. 2017. “Evaluating Historical Sources.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Galoozis, Elizabeth. 2016. “Annotated Bibliography / Introduction to Disciplines.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Justice, Alexander. 2015. “Historical Film Critique and Comparison.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Panchasi, Roxanne. 2016.  “Cite Specific: Analyzing Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods.” Perspectives on History.

Smith, Lani. 2016. “Create an entry in a LocalWiki.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).