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Information Literacy Tutorial

Learning How to Conduct Research with Information Competencies

Information Literacy: The Basics

  • Information Literacy is a set of skills that you can use to identify the specific information you need and to locate, evaluate and use the information effectively.
  • Information Literacy is closely-related to the critical thinking skills that are an essential component of your college and university education.
  • Improving your Information Literacy skills will help you get better grades on your assignments.
  • You will use your Information Literacy skills for your entire life.

Information Literacy: The Tutorial

  • This is a self-paced tutorial for learning how to conduct research with information competencies.
  • This tutorial is composed of five (5) sections.
  • After completing the tutorial, you will be able to:
    • Develop your research topics and identify the information you need
    • Select and locate appropriate information sources
    • Search for books and articles effectively
    • Evaluate the information you find
    • Correctly cite the references you use.

Watch These Videos For More Information About Information Literacy:

  • "The 5 components of Information Literacy" - by Seminole State College Library in Florida - January 29, 2014.
  • "Information Literacy: Why Is It Important?" - by Eastern Gateway Community College Library in Steubenville, Ohio - January 14, 2015.

Please note: Some YouTube selections are provided by other libraries and may refer to resources that are not available in the Guarini Library. Please view them for general instruction only.