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Research and Information Literacy

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  • Information literacy describes a set of abilities that enables an individual to acquire, evaluate, and use all information and Research literacy is the ability to access, interpret, and critically evaluate primary research literature. Both involve developing a range of critical thinking skills, including: 1) the discovery and evaluation of information, 2) understanding how information is produced and valued, and 3) the ethical use of information in creating new knowledge. Many of the concepts discussed in the pages in this section are also reflected in the Education and Professional Development section in the Social Sciences library.

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