Information Literacy Resources

Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and efficiently. Whether that be everyday research, like searching for the day’s news or finding the best deal online for an amp, or more intensive academic research, where one finds credible sources to support an argument.

Many factors go into honing your own information literacy, several of which will be covered in the research guides below.  These guides are meant for students, faculty, and staff — or even the occasional web searcher who stumbles across these resources.  Teachers, feel free to embed them on your Moodle class page.  Please use them to learn a little more about the topics and challenge how you see the world.

Google Drive — Learn more about specific aspects of Google Drive, such as how to access your account, sharing documents, collaborating with others on shared documents, and navigating and organizing your Drive.  Video tutorials are provided for each topic in addition to answers to a selection of related questions.

Bias — Bias is present in everyone and in many situations — how we recognize our own biases and those in the world can affect how we interact with others and respond to certain situations.  This guide is meant to help you be more aware of how you think so that you can more easily spot bias elsewhere.

Privacy — Learn more about online privacy, why it matters, and how you can protect yourself online, particularly by managing your passwords, being conscious of how you use social media, and having an awareness of how websites store data on your browsing habits.

If you have any suggestions or thoughts about resources that might be beneficial, please email the Librarian, Dan Hoiland, at library@mcnallysmith.edu.