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Information Literacy and Library Instruction

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Information Literacy and Library Instruction

If you don't usually even think about using a library, you want help; this guide is a good place to start.

This guide is part of the library's website,  Together with live human library staff, the website is the best place to learn how and why to use an academic library  at college. 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). Course instructors may request a library session to be taught in their classes, or students may ask their professors to request one.

Google Is Neither a Scholar Nor a Library

Google is not a scholar....but some Google Scholar listings are available in or through the NSU Libraries. Contact InterLibrary Loan for help.

If you still  rely on Google as a search tool, read "6 Google Tricks" for some help in improving your practice. Use its advanced-search feature here.

Google Scholar Search