Welcome to LIT!

Graphic of connected learnersLIT is your guide to research at Western and beyond. You will learn to save time, find the best sources for your needs, appropriately use and cite sources, keep track of your research, and get more help when you're stuck.


LIT is made up of six lessons, which are each made up of smaller sections or mini-lessons. Along the way, you will try out your new research skills using live information systems - like academic databases and Western Libraries' OneSearch.


Each lesson is followed by a quiz in Canvas that will allow you to check your knowledge. Some classes at Western will even give you points for these quizzes.




LIT is made up of six main lessons. Click any image below to start a lesson.

Tour Western Libraries

Launch Tour Library Lesson

Learn to get the most out of Western Libraries and the Learning Commons.

Find Sources

Launch Find Sources Lesson

Learn to get high-quality, scholarly articles from discipline-specific databases and the journals they search.


Get Started

Launch Get Started Lesson

Start off your research project on the right foot. This lesson will give you the tools to know how to understand your assignment, plan out your research, and get started.

Use Sources

Launch Use Sources Lesson

Learn to critically evaluate your sources and use them with purpose in your writing.


Research 101

Launch Research 101 Lesson

Learn to find great sources for any research project. Search for books, articles and more from Western, our regional partner libraries, and beyond.

Make Citations

Launch Make Citations Lesson

Learn how to make citations to responsibly use the work of others, share your own work and establish your academic integrity.