General Education Resources
INFORMATION LITERACY is the process of locating, evaluating, and using multiple forms of information.
People with a general education work with many forms of information: text, data, images, and multimedia. Becoming information literate is a multi-step, iterative process that includes articulating the need for information, finding information efficiently, thinking critically about resources, managing the abundance of information available, using information ethically, synthesizing and incorporating information into one’s knowledge base, and creatively expressing and effectively communicating new knowledge.
Students who have information literacy skills can:
- develop a search plan that articulates the specific information needed
- execute a plan for accessing information using appropriate search tools
- evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information
- communicate results ethically and appropriately
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