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American Political Thought

A Course Guide for Political Science 203

Info Lit Tutorials

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Information Literacy

What is information literacy?

Information Literacy is more than an academic skill.  It is a life skill that individuals need in personal and professional contexts. The information literate person is able to:

  • Determine the nature and extent of information needed
  • Find needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand many of the economic, legal and social issues of the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally