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Information Literacy

This guide provides definitions and an overview of information literacy with links to other useful resources.

What is information literacy?

Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) provide a list of models and frameworks used in relation to different aspects of Information Literacy.

Resources for Information Literacy.

There are also lots of additional support resources available from the ILG site.

Information literacy at Derby

Information literate students are most effectively developed when information literacy is embedded, and ideally assessed, within the curriculum. For more information on how to achieve this, please contact your academic librarian.