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Nursing Education Informatics Education Toolkit

Information Literacy

Definition
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 practice.

Reference
American Library Association. (1989). Presidential Committee
on Information Literacy. Final Report. Chicago: American
Library Association. www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/information
literacycompetency.cfm#ildef


Resources

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/infolit/overview/intro/index.cfm
Association of College and Research Libraries: Introduction to Information Literacy

www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate
_Web_Pages/659/

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.

http://library.nyu.edu/research/subjects/health/tutorial/
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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