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Welcome to the LibGuides for English Composition!  This guide provides you with an orientation to the Sojourner Truth Library (STL) and an introduction to library resources. 



    Information Literacy: The Perils of Online Research video

    • Information Literacy Defined (02:17)
      A video from the library database Films on Demand.

      Being information literate means knowing how to retrieve information and being able to use that information effectively, legally, and ethically. This skill can help a person conduct school, workplace, or personal research.

    Information Literacy?

    Information Literacy (IL)

    Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines and enables learners to master content, extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.

    While information literacy encompasses more than information technology, acquiring certain technological skills, including learning hardware and software applications, understanding the underlying concepts of technology, and applying problem-solving and critical thinking to the use of technology, are necessary in order to become proficient in information literacy.

    Information literacy and information technology are appropriately taught across the curriculum, affording students repeated opportunities for seeking, evaluating, and managing information gathered from multiple sources and discipline-specific research methods. In General Education, courses throughout the Knowledge Areas will teach students to:

    ·  Determine information needs for a variety of purposes,

    ·  Understand the underlying concepts of information technology,

    ·  Access information effectively and efficiently,

    ·  Use hardware and software applications effectively, including campus-specific technology services,

    ·  Critically evaluate information and sources,

    ·  Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, and

    ·  Access and use information ethically and legally.

    From: “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education,” Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000.


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