In today's world, information skills - critical thinking and problem solving - are essentials in the workplace and in many aspects of life. Being conscious of information and basing your decisions on good knowledge will significantly impact your experiences.
The Research Process and Choosing a Topic
Learn how to make a plan for your research project and get off to a good start by choosing a solid topic.
Reference and Searching Techniques
It's not enough to know where to search you have to to know how to search effectively to find the BEST results to match your need.
Choosing a Database
Determining the most appropriate place to start your research will help you apply your time more efficiently.
Writing a Paper
Learn the components and process of effective writing, as well as organizations that can support your works,
Citing resources is important to academia.. By citing resources and contributing original ideas, students enter into the scholarly conversation and idea marketplace.
An important part of learning is buillding on others' ideas, but keep in mind the importance of acting ethically and clearly acknowledging any work that is not your own.
In making arguments and decisions based on information, always evaluate sources to determine their purpose, validity, and accuracy.
A wealth of resources exists beyond books and journal articles; explore information from primary sources found in archives and special collections, Government resources, as well as visual media.
Beyond Your Paper
We are surrounded by statistics that try to summarize the vast amount of data in the world around us. Before making important decisions based on a statistic, it is important to evaluate the vaildity and accuracy of the information presented.
You are constantly presenting yourself and your ideas to others. Learn ways to most effectively present your thoughts and arguments to others.
Social Issues in the Digital World
Being aware of privacy, security, and legal issues is crucial in today's world. Whether you are protecting your online identity or managing your online presence for career aspirations, this subject can affect your day-to-day activities and choices.
Developing good study and planning habits will put you in charge of your own learning.
Putting Your Information Literacy Skills to Use
Understanding your information needs and thinking critically about all the information around you is vital in today's world. Make exercising and continuing to build your information literacy skills a priority in your life.