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Information Literacy Competencies

Identify Information Needs:  Use the research process; construct a research question with a manageable focus; differentiate and apply different types and formats of information (scholarly/popular, primary/secondary, etc.).

Find Information Effectively: Demonstrate how information is organized; use Boolean Logic and other search strategies to effectively use library catalogs, article databases, and Internet search engines.

Critically Evaluate Information: Identify and apply evaluation criteria to assess the quality of information retrieved.

Use Information Ethically: Demonstrate the importance of properly and correctly citing a source used. Identify what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Updated April 11, 2014 . Please send comments to Shaun Adamson,
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