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Session 2 February 10, 2014. Review Information Literacy. What is Information Literacy?. Information Literacy is a set of competencies that enable an individual: - to identify the information they require - understand how this information is arranged and organized

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session 2 february 10 2014
Session 2 February 10, 2014
  • Review
  • Information Literacy
what is information literacy
What is Information Literacy?
  • Information Literacy is a set of competencies that enable an individual:
    • -to identify the information they require
    • -understand how this information is arranged and organized
    • - determine the best sources of information for each topic of interest
    • -locate and critically evaluate these sources
    • - use that information responsibly
    • - It is the ability to perform sound and reliable research!!
    • - ^ statement excerpted for the American Library Association.
an information literate individual is able to
An information literate individual is able to:
  • -Determinethe extent of information needed
  • -Accessthe needed information effectively and efficiently
  • -Evaluateinformation and its sources critically
  • -Incorporateselected information into one’s knowledge base - KB
  • -Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • -Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally.

Statement excerpted from the American Library Association

types and formats of information primary sources
Types and Formats of Information Primary Sources
  • Primary sources are firsthand materials
  • They can be in the form of words, images, or artifacts created by an individual or group of individuals on a particular topic, or related to a particular event.
  • This includes original information before anyone has analyzed, criticized, commented, restructured, managed or repackaged it in any way.
  • This is direct, immediate, personal evidence of someone’s ideas or experience.
examples of primary sources
Examples of Primary Sources
  • Diaries, Journals, Memoirs, Autobiography Speeches, manuscripts,
  • letters, interviews, News film footage, Official Records
  • CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art,
  • ARTIFACTS: Pottery, Sculpture, Artwork, furniture, clothing, buildings
  • Events: Meetings, Conference presentations, proceedings of historical events
  • Examples of primary sources include:
    • -Birth Certificate
    • -Diary of Anne Frank
    • -U.S. constitution
    • -A painting by Picasso
    • -An audio tape of an oral history project
    • -A journal article reporting NEW research or findings
secondary sources
Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources Interpret, Comment, Criticize, Analyze, Summarize Primary Sources

They interpret primary information

-Are often written after an event or publication

-Written by individuals with no direct involvement

-Who may be specialists, experts

-Provide critical, historical, psychological.

Examples: scholarly books and text books, journals, magazines, literary or social criticism, analyses and interpretations

tertiary sources
Tertiary Sources
  • Tertiary sources compile, index, abstract, manipulate, aggregate, organize and make available other sources.
  • -abstracts,
  • -bibliographies,
  • -handbooks,
  • -encyclopedias,
  • -indexes,
  • -chronologies, etc.
  • Tertiary sources can contain references to primary or secondary sources.
formats of information
Formats of Information
  • -Print - books, magazines, journals, documents, manuscripts, correspondence
    • -Digital - Electronic resources available through a computer such as
      • -e-books, e-magazines, e-journals, web-based, e-mail, blogs

-Interpersonal– Conversations, interviews, phone calls

-Media – Audio visual materials, film, television, DVD, CD, tape recordings…

-Multimedia – Materials that use multiple formats such as a Powerpoint presentation with links and visuals, or an interactive game or web-site.

types of research
Types of Research
  • PopularPublished mostly for recreational and entertainment purposes, popular publications target a general audience
  • and contain informal discussions of topics, opinions, and news
  • Example: People Magazine or General Advice Books
news publications
News Publications
  • Like Popular publications News resources
    • -May be general or topic based
      • Intended for particular or general audience
    • -Usually contain current information
    • - Often written by several authors, editors, columnists, free-lance writers
sensational publications
Sensational Publications
  • -Related to popular and News publication types
        • Often in newspaper or magazine formats
  • - Often Provocative, Inflammatory
  • - Simple Writing
  • - Can be Flamboyant, Lurid, Loud,
  • - Feed on Morbid Curiosity, Gossip
scholarly publications
Scholarly Publications
  • -May be primary or secondary-Have been evaluated by scholarly peer and experts in a particular field of study.
  • -Intended for scholars, academics, or educated public
  • -Provide “in-depth” study, analysis, investigation, description, evaluation of the topic
  • -Disseminate research and challenge ideas
  • -Promote academic and professional discussion
  • Often have references and bibliographies
  • Also referred to as academic
  • 0r peer-reviewed publications.
  • Examples:
trade publications
Trade Publications
  • - Intended for members of a particular vocation
        • Business, Organization, or Industry
        • -Focus exclusively on articles, information, and advertisements related to that business, organization or Industry
        • Advertisements usually focus on topics related to the trade
library services and resourses w e will explore more in dept
Library Services and Resourses: we will explore more in-dept
  • Gill Library Web site -

Use Library systems and services such as:

    • interlibrary loan,
    • electronic reserves,
    • specialized subject guides,
    • request forms,
    • off-campus access,
    • virtual services,
    • citation managers,
    • workshops and tutorial options,
    • and other research assistance tools and advanced database tools.