Information Literacy - Central Virginia Community College

Information Literacy Defined
 A set of abilities that requires
 recognize what information is
 have the ability to locate,
evaluate, and use it effectively
 Today’s technological changes
 diverse and abundant amount
of information choices
 The reader must question
authenticity, validity, and
VCCS Information Literacy Standards
 The following standards are included in the information
literacy assessment as required by the VCCS.
 This website has tutorial modules to help students meet
the information literacy standards.
Standard One
 The information literate student determines the
nature and extent of information needed.
 Increase familiarity with the topic
 Identify key concepts and terms that describe the
 Recognize the purpose and audience of potential
Standard Two
 The information literate student accesses needed
information effectively and efficiently.
 Develops a research plan
 Implements search strategies using different interfaces and
search techniques
What Can We Do?
 Give students the tools and resources to help them be
 Make sure students are aware of CVCC’s
 Electronic databases
 Library instruction sessions (Liz Boothe)
In the library
In the classroom
Off-campus center sites
On-line tutorials
Two-thirds of the information available on the Web is hidden from view and is
known as the "deep Web." The deep Web is where information is not free and
is not included in popular search engine results. Library databases, for example,
are deep Web subscription resources that are available online, but only to
authorized users such as students enrolled in Virginia's community colleges.
Google Scholar Search Engine
 Provides a search of scholarly literature across many
disciplines and sources, including theses, books,
abstracts, and articles.
Google Advanced Search
 Google search engine
 Under advanced search can limit web sites to
Over 59 million sites
3 ½ million sites
Standard Three
 Students will evaluate information and sources critically and
incorporate findings into his or her knowledge base.
 Summarize the main ideas
 Review the text for main ideas
 Restates concepts in own words
 Identifies verbatim material that can be quoted using MLA or
APA documentation style
Standard Four
 Student must understand the economic, legal, and social
issues surrounding the use/access of information both
ethically and legally.
 Intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of copyrighted
 Demonstrates an understanding of what constitutes
Blackboard Safe Assign
 A plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard.
 Helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting
unoriginal content in student papers.
Example of SafeAssign Report
MLA Documentation Style
 In BUS 226 and ITE 115
 Use Word 2010
Format research paper
Insert citations
Create Works Cited page

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