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Blended Learning in Information Literacy

This resource site provides good practices and resources/tools on how academic teachers could explore integrating information literacy into their modules/programme through blended learning.

Readings (Journal articles, books, newspapers etc)

Resources What Can You Find? How to Use
NUS Libraries e-Resources

Library Subscribed e-Resources:

  • e-Books
  • e-Journal Articles
  • Conference Proceedings
  • News 
Course Readings

Found a print reading and wish to distribute it to your class online?


  • Add your own readings from NUS Libraries’ extensive collection of e-resources using the self-help functions:
  • Track students’ engagement with the readings to identify students who need help with their learning.
  • Submit request for library staff to locate copyright compliant materials and make copyright declaration all on the same platform.
Open Educational Resources Free resources created by educators and researchers all over the world. 

Videos (subscribed vs free)

Things to consider for video creation:

1. Create your own! (Refer to BL 2.0 Starter Toolkit to create your own videos)
2. Use open access/YouTube videos. *Caution! Do evaluate whether the videos are suitable for your use. Also, perpetual access is not guaranteed as videos may be taken down anytime by the creator. 

3. Use videos which are available in the library subscribed databases. This will help to save time compared to creating your own videos.

NUS Libraries Subscribed Sources

What can you find?

How to Use?


Henry Stewart Talks Ltd (HSTalks) is a leading provider of specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies for medical schools, business schools, universities and commercial enterprises in over 60 countries around the world.

Based in London, UK, HSTalks publishes two highly regarded collections (The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection and The Business & Management Collection).


Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) 

JoVE provides videos on new research methods in a quick and systematic way. Recommend student to watch before conducting a laboratory experiment. 

*Library subscribes to only: General; Neuroscience; Immunology and infection; Medicine, issue 35 (Jan. 2010) onwards; Bioengineering, issue 46 (Dec. 2010) onwards; Engineering, issue 65 (July 2012) onwards; and Chemistry, issue 72 (Feb. 2013) onwards.

  • Example, one of the Science modules introduces students to a protein in the blood called Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL). It is used by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. 

Using the Horseshoe Crab, Limulus Polyphemus, in Vision Research” can be embedded to encourage discussion:

Naxos video library

The world's leading performing arts distributor brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances - operas, ballets, concerts, dances, documentaries and many more.

Medical imaging in video by Alexandra Street 

The following video databases can be accessed via platform:

Medical Imaging in Video gives students and practitioners a clear, direct way to observe highly technical imaging procedures before practicing them in a clinical setting.

Content comes from the foremost accredited content partners in the field, including Gulfcoast Ultrasound, Lightbox Radiology Technology, and Blue Chip LLC, which ensures all materials are reliable, authoritative, and designed for applied learning.

Sage video

It covers 11 broad subject disciplines, four distinctive research methods fields and a wider range of subject areas within and between these disciplines.

  • Business & Management
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Geography, Earth & Environment Science
  • Health & Social Care
  • Leadership
  • Media, Communication & Cultural studies
  • Politics and International Relations; Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Research Methods Video includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. 

  • Core Skills for New Researchers: How to Do a Literature Review in 10 Easy
  • This video had been used for PR4196 as pre-reading to let students know how to do lit review and searching is important to find good articles, citations etc). In-class activities such as to search for relevant and high quality paper for the assignment has been incorporated to enhance learning.