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First Year Program :

Information Literacy


This module introduces you to some of the resources available to you on campus and basic ideas about information literacy.  In particular, after completing this module on Information Literacy you will be better prepared to:

  • Understand the concept of Information Literacy and apply basic IL skills,
  • Understand the scope of information provided by the WCSU libraries, and
  • Know how to find help for research projects and information needs 

Timing & Prerequisites

This module should take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You should complete this prior to starting any research projects for your classes or around mid-semester. There are no particular prerequisites for this module.

Learning Materials

Take a look at the following videos and articles about information literacy. Once you have completed this try the exercises below in order to check your understanding.

Check Your Understanding:

Now that you have learned a little about information literacy see if you can:

  • Tell facts from opinion with this quiz from the Pew Research Center,
  • Use what you learned from W. Gordon’s article to find reliable information about a topic you are interested in,
  • Use the SIFT Method to evaluate the quality of the information you found, and 
  • Use the WCSU Library Chat Widget (LibChat) to ask a librarian how you can find even more information.