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Information Literacy

Learn more about information literacy, and locate additional resources

Information Literacy: Basic Research Skills

Section 1: Research and the Scholarly Conversation

Section 2: Understanding Information (includes evaluation of information, primary, secondary and tertiary resources, and scholarly and popular sources)

Section 3:  Keeping it Legal (includes copyright, fair use, plagiarism, and citations)

Section 4: Creating your own Resource List for your Topic

Section 5: Picking a Topic and Developing it

Section 6: Identifying a Variety of Words to Use and Creating Search Strategies (includes keywords, Boolean operators and choosing databases)

Section 7: Finding Books and Articles in Library Databases

Section 8: Searching the Web

Section 9: Wrapping it Up

Section 10: Glossary


Information Literacy


The Information Literacy User’s Guide

Cedar Rapids Campus Library

Benton Hall

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Iowa City Campus Library

107 Credit Center Building

1816 Lower Muscatine Rd., Iowa City, IA