Click each tab to access these tutorials...
Using Library databases:
Using the Web:
This guide is designed to give students some background knowledge for doing research at the college level, a frequent requirement in courses at LSC-O. Click each tab above and view the tutorials on each tab. The last tab links to a quiz on the main points covered in each tutorial.
An information literate person is able to:
Mastering this set of abilities and skills enables a person to become a more self-directed learner, which improves the quality of their learning and enables continuous learning over a lifetime.
Information literacy has significant overlap with computer literacy in our digital age, but it is a distinct and broader area of competence, more focused on information content, information types, sources, searching skills, and the critical thinking needed to evaluate, analyze, and use information to accomplish a purpose.
The computer literate person has knowledge and experience with computers and related devices, the tools needed to find, process, and communicate information. A successful college graduate will be both information literate and computer literate.
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