May 2020: InfoLit – Core and View Content Update


Twice a year, we introduce new content to your InfoLit – Core subscription, at no extra cost to you. In May 2020, we will release, for librarian preview only, some new and updated materials that we have created based on customer requests. The materials will be made available to students in June 2020, except for institutions that opt out of making them available. Customers who have a subscription to our View product will see updates around the same time.

The changes are as follows:

  • Each video will now have Spanish-language transcript files (.srt files). This means that students can now view Spanish as well as English transcripts. Audio will still be in English only.
  • The Using Critical Thinking and Logic section will have three new multimedia items. These are:
    • Why Thinking Matters (video with checkpoints)
    • Intro to Logical Reasoning (tutorial with video and checkpoints)
    • Analyzing Information (tutorial with video and checkpoints)
  • The Presenting Research and Data section will feature a new video called Synthesis. 
The existing tutorial and quiz currently titled “Synthesizing Information” will be renamed “Synthesizing Information for Academic Writing” to clarify that they are different from the Synthesis video. The Synthesis video is an overview of the synthesis of information, while the tutorial and quiz focus more on synthesizing information for specific assignments. The quiz will also be updated for closer alignment with the tutorial’s content.


  • The Citations and Academic Integrity section will offer a new tutorial, a new quiz, and an updated quiz:
    • APA Style Citations: 7th Edition (new tutorial with video and drag-and-drop questions)
    • Chicago Style Citations: 17th edition (new quiz)
    • The existing APA quiz will get a minor update to be aligned with the new citation style
      The current APA style materials will still be available and will be relabeled “APA Style Citations: 6th Edition.”
  • We are also retiring our How to Identify and Debunk Fake News video and quiz in this update, and we recommend that you discontinue using them. Our videos on understanding misinformation and our tutorial “Evaluating Digital Sources Using Lateral Reading” use more updated language around the topic of misinformation and are now better options than the retired item.
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