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Information Literacy consists of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

--Association of College and Research Libraries

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Information Literacy

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What Do
Researchers Do?

Parts of a
Scholarly Article

How to Search

Books &

Evaluating Sources

Literature Reviews

Web vs. Google Scholar



Scholarly Articles

What is Scholarship?

Definition: A scholar is someone who has developed specialized knowledge about an issue or field of study and continues to build their expertise through research and participation in on-going conversations around that subject.

What does a scholar do?

  • Seeks, learns, and shares new information about their topic of expertise
  • Engages, critiques, or expands on existing ideas and research in their field
  • Distinguishes between their words and ideas and those borrowed from other sources

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