Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a large-scale, national study about early adults and their research habits, conducted in partnership with the University of Washington Information School. Since 2009, PIL has investigated how college students and recent graduates conceptualize and execute research activities for course work and "everyday life" use, especially how they resolve issues of credibility, authority, relevance, and currency in the digital age. In a series of eight different large-scale studies, data has been collected from over 13,000 "early adults" enrolled in more than 60 community colleges and public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. The project site is at and the study's director is Dr. Alison J. Head.

Recent Submissions

  • Project Information Literacy Survey Dataset: Lifelong Learning Study 

    Head, Alison (Project Information Literacy, The University of Washington Information School, 2016-01-05)
    The Project Information Literacy (PIL) lifelong learning survey dataset was produced as part of a two-year federally funded study on relatively recent US college graduates and their information-seeking behavior for continued ...