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Information Literacy Subject Guide LRC@TCC

The information literate student...

...determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

...accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

...evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

...individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

... understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally

Keywords to search: information literacy, critical thinking and information, computer
Subjects to search (Library of Congress): Computer literacy, Information literacy

Books in our library catalog: 
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
Digital Literacy (TK5105.875.I57 G5297 1997)
E-literate?<videorecording> (Z678.9.E22 2000)
Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice (ZA3075.G73 2001)
Teaching Electronic Information Literacy: A How-To-Do-It Manual
(Z699.T34 1995)
Working with Faculty to Design Undergraduate Information Literacy Programs : A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians (Z711.2.Y68 1999)

Library Resources (r): 
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (EBSCO)
Information Literacy Instruction including FLASH

Connect for Success is the Virginia Community College System tutorial designed to introduce students to the services and collections in their college library and to teach students basic information-seeking skills.

Library Research (TCC) overview of the skills necessary to conduct general library research.

Literature Research (TCC) overview of the skills necessary to conduct research for literary topics.

Internet Resources: 
American Library Association: Information Literacy

Association of College & Research Libraries: Information Literacy

Information Literacy Fact Sheet from the National Institute for Literacy.

Understanding Information Literacy Humes, Barbara. Office of Educational Research, National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries and Lifelong Learning: 1999.