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Information Literacy at Dakota Wesleyan University

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What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is the ability to gather appropriate information, evaluate the legitimacy of differing perspectives, and incorporate one’s own and others’ ideas in an ethical and effective manner.  


Diving Deeper into Information Literacy: 

  1. “Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information.”
  2. “Information literacy is being confident in how we find, evaluate, and use that information.”
  3. “An information-literate person has the ability to ask questions and knows the difference between ignorance and understanding.” College Success
  4. “Information literacy builds a lifelong ability to determine where information is kept and in what forms knowledge is stored.” College Success
  5. “Information literacy relies on the use of a critical mind to discern credible from not credible, valid from not valid.” College Success

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