This guide will assist you with discovering library resources when searching for information for your Research in Dance class with Dr. Morris. It will provide the basis for your exploration of library information sources which will add to your foundation of becoming inform ation literate.
What is Information Literacy?
Information Literacy is the ability to use critical thinking skills to know what kind of information you are looking for, know how to find the information you need, know how to evaluate the information you find to determine if it is what you need and learn how to use the information properly for your research projects. It basically consists of these components:
Think about your topic. Brainstorm with yourself! What are some possible subject terms you could use to search for resources about your topic? Try them. Review your results. Are you finding what you need?
Here is a basic check-list of "things to do" when conducting research: