Informatics Education Toolkit
Information literacy is a set of abilities allowing individuals to
“recognize when information is needed and how to locate, evaluate, and
use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association,
1989). Information literacy content focuses on the process of finding, analyzing
and making decisions based on this information that is the foundation for evidence-based
American Library Association. (1989). Presidential Committee
on Information Literacy. Final Report. Chicago: American
Library Association. www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/information
Association of College and Research Libraries: Introduction to Information Literacy
Evaluating web resources from the Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University.
This site provides materials to assist in teaching how to evaluate the informational
content of web resources and includes a bibliography of materials on applying
critical thinking techniques to web resources.
Nursing Resources: A Self-Paced Tutorial and Refresher From the Bobst Library
at New York University. This tutorial includes the basics on literature searching,
formulating search strategies, information on identifying sources for evidence-based
practice, and searching on the Web.
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