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Information Literacy - Resources for Students

The resources included on this page are designed to help you develop your information literacy skills.

According to CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) guidelines, Information Literacy is defined as 'knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.’ This can be found at http://www.cilip.org.uk

We will be following the standard UK Information Literacy model, devised by the Information Literacy Working Group of the Society of College, National & University Libraries (SCONUL). Details are available from the SCONUL Website: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/ 

What's it all about?
An introduction to and definition of information literacyAn introduction to and definition of information literacy provided by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Sconul Seven Pillars of Information LiteracySCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy.

A literature review on Information LiteracyA literature review on Information Literacy.

The Information Literacy websiteThe Information Literacy website provides a wide range of information relating to information literacy, including definitions, resources and case studies.
Assess your skills
Understanding information literacy: a primerUnderstanding information literacy: a primer. This is a non-technical overview explaining what 'information literacy' means, designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals..



Top 3 activities
An online tutorial that will help you develop your information skills. You can test your progress with activities throughout the tutorial (mobile/PDA version is also available).

infoskills tutorialDeveloped by staff at Manchester Metropolitan University Library. It offers you a smarter way of working as a student and can help you find the quality information you need for your assignments.

Citing Proficiency Tutorial:-
Developed by Manchester Metropolitan University, this tutorial aims to help you to cite references in your academic work correctly.

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