Teaching Resources

The following is a compilation of some of the resources I have created over the years.

I trust you will find them useful.



Online Course (Undergraduate)

Online Course (Graduate level)

Live Course Syllabus (Graduate level)

Rubrics for Live Course (Graduate)

Teaching Manual (Graduate)



For Students:

Scholarship and the Information World

 What is Scholarship?

No One Knows for Sure What Information is Anymore

Information in the Information Age

Information in the academy

Doing Research

Things We Might Believe about University Research

Starting your Research

Finding a Research Problem

Creating Research Questions

Research Questions: The Good and the Not So Good

Creating Preliminary Outlines from Research Questions

Google & Wikipedia for Research: What's the problem?

Google and Academic Study

Keywords and Subject Headings: Two Ways of Searching


What's the Big Deal about Plagiarism?

Plagiarism: How to Get it Out of your Life

For Instructors:

Student Alienation in the Information age

Our Students Don't Know How to Do Research

Student Research Ability: The Challenges

Pulling down Walls: Developing Students as Skilled Researchers



For Students:

A Model for the Process of Informational Research

Keywords from Research Questions


Organizing Notes for Research

Plagiarism, Eh? How to Recognize it and Get it Out of your Life

Human Research Ethics: You want to do what with? With whom?

Master's Level Presentation: Persuasion and Effective Communication


For Instructors:

What Students Don't Know about Research

Moving Information Literacy into the Curriculum: The Challenges

Students as Researchers: The Faculty Role

Information Literacy: Problems and Insights

Disciplinary Thinking in Research Processes

Classroom Activities And Assignments


Papers [Note that citations to further papers can be found at http://williambadke.com/badke.htm.

"Can't Get No Respect: Helping Faculty to Understand the Educational Power of Information Literacy.The Reference Librarian 43, no. 89/90 (2005): 63-80. Also published inRelationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians: Do You Really Get More Flies with Honey? Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005, 63-80.

"A One Credit Prerequisite Model for Theological Information Literacy (Models for Information Literacy Panel)." American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings 59 (2005): 160-164.

"Associated Canadian Theological Schools: Building an Online Graduate Information Literacy Course Without a Blueprint." Public Services Quarterly 3 no.3/4 (2007): 19-35.

"What to Do with Wikipedia." Online 32, no. 2 (March-April 2008): 48-50.

"Why Information Literacy is Invisible." Communications in Information Literacy 4, no.2 (2010): 129-141. 

"Student Theological Research as an Invitation." Theological Librarianship 5, no.1 (2012): 30-42.

"The Convenience Factor in Information Seeking." Online Searcher 38, no. 6 (November-December, 2014): 68-70.

"Expertise and Authority in an Age of Crowdsourcing," in Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information. Ed. Troy Swanson; Heather Jagman. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. 

Farrell, Robert and Badke, William. "Situating Information Literacy in the Disciplines: A Practical and Systematic Approach for Librarians." Reference Services Review 43, no.2 (2015): 319-340. 

"The Framework for Information Literacy and Theological Education" Theological Librarianship 8, no. 2 (2015): 4-7.

"Post-Truth, False News, and Information Literacy." Online Searcher 41, no. 4 (July-August, 2017): 57-59.


A Model for Research Assignment Creation in the Context of Inquiry-based Learning

Writing Research Essays - A Guide for Students of All Nations

Guidelines for Development of an Online Information Literacy Course