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Information Literacy

To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn.

Introduction & Overview of Searching

Searching involves knowing your information need, what types of resources are available, what tools are used to find the information in these resources, and knowing techniques to help you refine your search.


But ... how do I know this?

The types of resources you use and the tools you use to find information will be determined by both your assignment requirements and by the kind of information you need.

Don't confuse resource type with information need!

See Information Needs & Resource Types to get started.