Welcome! Whether your instructor has required that you complete these modules, you’re seeking guidance on a current research project, or you’re simply curious about information literacy, we hope you’ll find these modules useful. There are six modules in all; as you work through them, you’ll find learning games for review as well as boxes containing questions to guide your research project. At the end of each module is a quiz to test your understanding og the concepts covered in the module. If you’ve been assigned these modules as a class assignment, make sure you understand how your instructor wants you to keep track of your responses to the “Guiding Your Research” questions and/or the quizzes at the end of the modules. Let’s get started!
In this series of modules, you’ll learn that Information Literacy involves:
- Recognizing the need for information.
- Understanding the sources of information.
- Locating information.
- Evaluating information.
- Using information ethically.
- Using information effectively.
The following six modules may be used to learn the concepts of Information Literacy and to become “Information Literate”.
- Module I: Understanding Information Literacy
- Module II: Information Sources
- Module III: Search Strategies
- Module IV: Evaluating Information
- Module V: Using Information Ethically
- Module VI: Using Information Effectively