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Evaluating Sources: Finding and evaluating resources

What is information literacy?

Information Literacy is the ability to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

source: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

How to find and evaluate resources - the short version

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