Locate and integrate sophisticated resources using advanced search strategies in the research process

Now that you have a better idea of the qualities to look for in evaluating information literacy, it is time to select an assignment that demonstrates your information literacy skills. Taking a look back at work you have completed for courses thus far, what assignment is the best demonstration of your information literacy expertise? Use the rubric included in Evaluating Information Literacy Skills to identify best example of information literacy you have and submit it as your assignment.

 

(Evaluating Information Literacy Skills rubric)

 

When reflecting back on assignments you have completed that required you to utilize your information literacy skills, consider how well you demonstrate the following:

What did you research? Great examples of information literacy …

Have a clearly defined topic for research

May integrate original research

Demonstrate how the research discussed applies to a variety of situations

What sources did you use? Great examples of information literacy …

Rely on accurate information from a variety of reliable sources

Locate and integrate sophisticated resources using advanced search strategies in the research process

What is a “sophisticated resource?” It may be as simple as resources specific to your program. Typically, the more specific to your topic the resource is (such as a primary source), the more advanced the research was to find the source

How do you use information from your research? Great examples of information literacy …

Demonstrate an ability to make sophisticated use of information (such as including a primary source)

Synthesize new information (such as research) with previous information or knowledge and synthesize to create new knowledge

Do you use information Legally and Ethically? Great examples of information literacy …

Demonstrate complex understanding of copyright laws, intellectual property, fair use and institutional policies use of information resources and demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism

Use APA documentation style consistently to cite sources

 

When you submit your assignment, please enter the following information in the “Title” field on the Dropbox below:

 

The number and title of the course where you got the assignment (For example, G125 Humanities)

The name of the assignment (For example, Humanities Course Project)