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Information Literacy

Information Literacy is the ability to recognize what information is needed to solve a problem and the ability to locate that information, evaluate its accuracy, and use it in the correct way.  With the growing use of the Internet, information literacy includes the ability to recognize valid and accurate information.  The sites below should help you and your students become more information literate.

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Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching

Library, University of Illinois at Chicago

This site is an animated, interactive tutorial that introduces undergraduate students to some basic concepts of online searching.

Research Assistant

Library, University of Buffalo

This tutorial provides tips and instruction on topics ranging from selecting a research topic to citing material.

TILT - Texas Information Literacy Tutorial

The University of Texas System Digital Library

This is an interactive tutorial that will prepare students to effectively research library resources and the Internet.

CORE: Comprehensive Online Research Education

Purdue University Libraries

Comprehensive Online Research Education is a resource designed by librarians to help the user become more proficient in identifying, locating, evaluating, and managing information.

Research Paper Navigator

Tisch Library, Tufts University

The Research Paper Navigator provides a customized research timeline combined with tips about library research and the writing process.