Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
The Information Literacy Module is a set of web-based instructional activities designed to teach students the following information literacy skills:
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The Information Literacy Module (ILM) will introduce several key concepts which will aid in academic research and personal information seeking. There are six modules or sections, each of which has several subsections.
This guide is designed as an open "textbook" to help with the Information Literacy content in Comp I, ENC1101 courses. You can use this guide to review before answering the Information Literacy Final questions, as well as referring to it as you work on the final questions. You will need to access the PHSC Library Resources in order to complete the ILM content.
You have full access to all of the Information Literacy Content to help you at any time. For specific guidance on using Library Resources (catalog and database searching), check out section 5 Searching as Strategic Exploration, Parts 1 & 2.
You may use this content at any networked computer on or off campus. It is open to all students and the 6 modules are designed to be completed in sequential order. If you are working on the Information Literacy in ENC1101, your course might link to various parts of this Information Literacy Guide as that material comes up in the Comp I course. There are self check quizzes you can do for each section and many of those questions (or similar ones) will appear in the Information Literacy Final questions in your Comp I course. You should find the Information Literacy Final questions, grouped in most Modules.
Example: If your Comp I course covers the Information Literacy Module topic, Information Creation is a Process, in Module 2, you will find the Information Literacy Final Questions for Information Creation as an assignment in Module 2 of the Comp I course.
The average time required to go through each section varies from about 20 minutes to 50 minutes.
If you are going through all the ILM content, please allow yourself a week minimum to go through all of the modules for a complete review. There is a significant amount of information in the modules and cramming will do you a disservice.
Read the objectives for the module to understand the essential elements you should learn. Read through the instructional content of the module. For some modules, you will need to follow links to library resources or websites and utilize the tools to fully understand the concepts. If you have any questions at any point, please contact your campus library and we will be happy to help you out.
PHSC library resources include our list of databases and Primo, our library catalog. You will need to be logged into the library resources in order to complete many of the self-checks and the Final.
There is an instant login link in the course navigation in ALL your courses, including this one.
That's it! You're now logged into the databases. You will see an A to Z list of library databases which you can then narrow using drop-down options. You can also find the library catalog and other guides beneath the PHSC banner.
Note: when searching the Library Catalog (Primo VE) you will need to sign in- click the sign in link in the upper right and click on the option labeled "Single Sign On - login with your PHSC Portal Login". If you are already "logged in" it will usually auto connect you. If not, use your login credentials.
The easiest way to log into the databases is by clicking on Electronic Library Resources link in your course, but there may be a time when you are asked to log in. Your login is the same as the PHSC student portal - your student email and password.