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Information Literacy for the Healthcare Professional

Medical professionals carry with them the responsibility to be well informed about their profession.  In order to remain well informed it is important to understand what a reliable source of information is.  This is what the American Library Association calls “Information Literacy”. 

When someone is Information Literate they are not expected to know everything.  Instead, it means you have the tools necessary to learn what you need to.  When you know how to find the information you need in an efficient, accurate, and responsible manner you will be able to call yourself "information literate".  This page will help you to become information literate so you can better serve yourself and your patients! 

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