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Information Literacy Framework

This guide will help students better understand the information literacy concepts underlying the research process. Information Literacy includes media literacy and text-based literacy.

"Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations."

"Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education," American Library Association, February 9, 2015. (Accessed July 20, 2020.)

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Readings

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Assignments

  • Locate a blog post, a newspaper article, a web news site article, and a scholarly article on the same topic.
  • Different scholarly communities have different conversations about similar topics. Have the class discuss how a political scientist might discuss voting behavior vs. how a historian might discuss voting behavior (for example).
  • Introduce students to peer review by asking them to write a paper, then allowing two students to anonymously peer-review that paper. Then discuss the process of peer review. What criticisms were unfair? What improved the paper? Did any review help you re-conceptualize your paper, or did they simply address spelling and grammatical issues?
  • Identify or compare and contrast the different scholarly perspectives on their topic.

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