What is Information Literacy?

Information is available from many sources and in many formats, such as printed text (books and periodical articles), television, videos, library databases, Internet web sites, and more. To be "information literate" you need to know why, when, and how to use each one of these tools to think critically about the information they provide.

You won't become information literate overnight. Just as with speaking skills and writing skills, your abilities will improve over time as you gain expertise in the topics you choose to investigate and as you practice searching for, selecting, and evaluating the information and ideas you encounter.

The three modules in this INFO-HOUND tutorial will cover library resources and how to use the Internet for academic research.   When you have studied each of the modules, you will be on your way towards gaining information literacy!

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