Information Literacy: Being able to define what you need, then find, choose, and use information well.
Define your information need - Narrow down, or broaden as needed
Find information efficiently - Library databases
Choose information - Is it worthy? Who says so? Where did the information come from? Why is the information being published or promoted? Follow the Money. Who benefits?
Use information ethically by citing sources.
|Most common problems (most common on top)*||Solutions|
|Recognizing reliable sources/Evaluating sources||Evaluating Sources|
|Lack of awareness of library resources||Library Resources Home|
|Identifying appropriate sources||Primary, Secondary or Other?|
|Difficulties with proper citation||Citing Sources|
|Lack of research skills||Research Process Tutorial|
|Underuse of library/Overuse of Google||Video: Library Introduction|
|Search strategies||Find Resources|
|Navigating databases||DATABASE HELP GUIDES|
|Unfamiliar with information formats/scholarly vs. non-scholarly||Scholarly versus Popular|
|Synthesizing/integrating information||Critical Thinking Tips|
|Overwhelmed by information sources||Contact Us|
|Identifying/Developing a clear topic||Find a Topic|
|Understanding the time it takes to do proper research||Make a Plan|
|Transitioning to expectations of college-level work||Skills For Success|
|Belief that everything is on the Internet||Assess gaps|
|Understanding assignments||Understand assignment|
|* From "First Year Experience Survey: Information Literacy In Higher Education" 2017|
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