Information Competency Tutorials


Information for Students Information for Faculty
  1. What you will learn
  2. Additional Help
  3. How students can use the CUNY ICT
  4. Choosing a Topic and Research Strategies- Tutorials 1 and 2
  5. Finding Information- Tutorials 3 and 4
  6. Evaluate the Quality and Bias of Information and Credit Sources Responsibly- Tutorials 5, 6, 7 and 8
  1. Information Literacy
  2. How faculty can use the CUNY ICT
  3. Tutorial Content- Quick Look
  4. Assignment Resources
  5. Additional Help

Welcome to the City University of New York Information Competency Tutorials (ICT).

These eight tutorials will not only teach you how to become an A+ researcher but will develop your information literacy and critical thinking skills. The tutorials follow a set of CUNY information literacy learning goals and objectives that all students should achieve by the time they have completed 60 credits.

Technical requirements

This tutorial requires the free Flash (version 5 or higher) player. Click here for help downloading Flash. You may be able to use Tutorial more smoothly with FireFox browser

Additional Help

Stop in, call or email your local campus library. Click here for a list of CUNY Campus Libraries


Web pages on which this introduction is based include: California State University (CSU) – Introductory Competencies in Specific Disciplines and CSU – Information Competence Project – Module Outlines

Spanish translation of the CUNY Information Competency Tutorials was made possible by a grant from the CUNY Office of Compliance and Diversity, Diversity Projects Development Fund. Prof. José Diaz, Hostos Community College and Prof. George Thorsen, Queensborough Community College translated these modules into Spanish.  The Hostos Community College Instructional Technology support center staff migrated all of the IL Competency modules into a new, more attractive format as part of a Perkins Grant to provide 24/6 online tutorial resources to students. A special thanks goes to Hostos Community College and George Rosa, Elkin Urrea, and Carlos Victoria for their work on the migration and design.