Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Philosophy

Last updated April 2018

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

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

The committee is not aware of relevant standards or guidelines for this area. Please refer to your Regional Accreditation Standards.

2. Related Research

Alfino, Mark, Michele Pajer, Linda Pierce, and Kelly O’Brien Jenks. 2008. “Advancing Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Skills in First Year College Students.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 15 (1-2): 81-98. doi:10.1080/10691310802176871.

American Philosophical Association. 1996. “Statement on Research.” Accessed May 24, 2017.

Gauder, Heidi, and Fred W. Jenkins. 2016. “The Research Skills of Undergraduate Philosophy Majors: Teaching Information Literacy.” Teaching Philosophy 39 (3): 263-278. doi:10.5840/teachphil2016841.

Hubbs, Graham. 2016. “Teaching Philosophy by Designing a Wikipedia Page.” In Experiential Learning in Philosophy, edited by Julinna Oxley and Ramona Ilea, 222-227. New York: Routledge.

Koddermann, Achim D., and Nancy Canon. 2005. “What Does it Mean to Orient Oneself in Thinking? Developing Skills to Read and Write Effectively about Philosophy” (essay). State University of New York, College at Oneonta. The State University of New York Digital Repository.

Korobili, Stella, Aphrodite Malliari, and Sofia Zapounidou. 2011. “Factors that Influence Information-Seeking Behavior: The Case of Greek Graduate Students.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 37 (2): 155-165. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2011.02.008.

Matthies, Brad. 2005. “The Psychologist, the Philosopher, and the Librarian: The Information Literacy Version of CRITIC.” Skeptical Inquirer 29 (3): 49-52.

Rudisill, John. 2011. “The Transition from Studying Philosophy to Doing Philosophy.” Teaching Philosophy 34 (3): 241-271. doi:10.5840/teachphil201134332.

Sackris, David. 2017. “Philosophy as a Conversation: Teaching Research Skills to Philosophy Students” Teaching Philosophy 40 (2): 231-254. doi:10.5840/teachphil201771970.

Simmons, Michelle Holschuh. 2007. “The Development of Undergraduate Students’ Facility with Disciplinary Discourses through Collaboration between Faculty Members and Librarians.” PhD diss., University of Iowa.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Braden-Johnson, David K. 2017. “Handout CR1: Brief Essay Desribing the CRITO Method.” DKBJ’s MCLA Handouts (blog), January 8.

Paul, Richard W., and Linda Elder. Critical Thinking: Basic Theory and Instructional Structures Handbook. Revised ed. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2000.

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