What it Means to be Information Literate

Information literacy is often defined as the ability to access, evaluate, and use information legally and ethically. Implied aspects of this definition are that students also know when they need information beyond what they already know (or think they know); that they know where (and when!) different kinds of information may exist; that they understand…

Primary and Secondary Sources

Definitions and Explanations A primary source is an original object or document from a specific time or event under study. Primary sources include historical and legal documents, interviews, eyewitness accounts, results of experiments, survey data, observations, diaries, paintings, works of literature, ancient pieces of pottery unearthed in Iraq, and much more . In the natural and social…