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Information Literacy and Library Instruction

With the plethora of Internet sources readily available...the popular search strategy locating resources for research materials has become a random search of the Internet. In addition, evaluating sources and selecting materials for research is a difficult task for many, so students often just pick the ones they “like” (Gray and Montgomery 301-302).

Does this description fit you or your friends? If so, you want help, and this guide is a good place to start.

Information Literacy and Library Instruction

Information literacy (IL) is knowledge of how to find, access, evaluate, and ethically use information. The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has defined and described the scope of IL for academic libraries and programs.

Library instruction includes not only IL but also the philosophy of knowledge (epistemology),  the structure of knowledge as it is written, published, and classified in libraries, and the scholarly cycle of information (how it is created, discovered, written, published).

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What is your favorite color?

Click on the color name for a related website.

Take the Quiz
red: 276 votes (10.46%)
yellow: 186 votes (7.05%)
pink: 92 votes (3.49%)
roygbiv: 78 votes (2.96%)
green: 235 votes (8.91%)
blue: 743 votes (28.17%)
purple: 490 votes (18.57%)
redwhiteandblue: 316 votes (11.98%)
black: 177 votes (6.71%)
white: 45 votes (1.71%)
Total Votes: 2638

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Google Is Not a Scholar

...but many Google-Scholar listings are available in or through the NSU Libraries. Contact InterLibrary Loan for help.