Information literacy is your ability to find, evaluate, organise, and share information, whether you are using it for learning, personal, or work-related purposes.
Information specialists recommend we are creative in how we find information, but critical in how we judge its value and credibility. It is important to understand how to evaluate the sources you find. It is also important to have a broad understanding of information-based practices such as copyright, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.
Reflect on your information literacy by asking:
- Do I have the knowledge of good search strategies to ensure I find all the information on a topic that I need?
- What techniques can I use to assess whether a source of information is credible?
- Am I aware of the copyright on information sources found digitally, the forms they might take, and how to reference them?