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A guide to information literacy

What is Information Literacy

The purpose of this Guide is to help you through your research process by gaining Information Literacy skills.  Having these skills will help you as a researcher. Information literacy can be divided into five different categories: Identify, Find, Evaluate, Apply, and Acknowledge. View academic and real world examples for each component to discover why information literacy is important to success in college or university and in life.

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Introduction Frames

These six frames are presented alphabetically and do not suggest a particular sequence in which they must be learned.

  • Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Source: Association of College and Research Libraries

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