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First-Year Seminar Instructor's Guide: About Information Literacy

This guide assists the instructors of WVUe 191 to incorporate library research.

What is information literacy?

The Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as 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.

For college students, this starts with knowing how to locate credible sources such as journal articles, books, visual materials and more, and how to effectively and ethically manage and use those resources.

Students may be overly reliant on the open internet for research, or may be overwhelmed by WVU Libraries's 1.5 million book collection and our many databases (over 200!). Librarians at WVU are committed to helping all students learn how to make optimal use of our resources.

Learn more about information literacy

Learn more about Information Literacy at these links.