Information Literacy. What is information literacy?. In a nutshell, information literacy is "the process of: accessing, evaluating, and using information to make decisions, solve problems, and/or acquire knowledge."
There are several types of periodicals that you will be dealing with. These include:
Popular magazines are the type of periodicals with which you are probably the most familiar.
Magazines such as People, Sports Illustrated, Business Week and Forbes, are all popular magazines.
Scholarly journals, as the name suggests, are more scholarly or academic in nature than popular magazines.
Newspapers are a familiar periodical.