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Information Literacy Commons

Accessing Sources

A student will understand that there are differences among information sources; can search several kinds of sources to retrieve information.

  • Book vs. Article vs. Website, etc.
    A student will recognize that knowledge is organized into disciplines and identify a variety of types and formats of potential information sources (e.g., multimedia, database, website, data set, audio/visual, book).
  • Primary vs. Secondary
    A student will understand the research potential of using primary vs. secondary sources; can differentiate between the two.
  • Scholarly vs. Popular
    A student will identify the purpose and audience of potential information sources, reevaluate the nature and extent of information needed and differentiate between scholarly and popular sources.