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Information Literacy Certificate Program (TR): What is Information Literacy?

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What is Info Lit?

"Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or program at hand.” – The National Forum on Information Literacy

At TCC-TR, It is a FREE three-hour workshop offered by the Tahita Fulkerson Library. Students will learn to evaluate, integrate, and document information, as well as use the latest research tools and techniques. Information Literacy enhances critical thinking and builds a strong foundation for a successful academic career for students across all disciplines. 

Why should you take Info Lit?

Learn how to:

  • Effectively use available research tools to locate resources
  • Refine search strategies in order to progress through the information-seeking process
  • Construct basic and advanced search strings to efficiently find online resources
  • Differentiate source types in order to choose the most appropriate sources
  • Identify high-quality sources
  • Accurately cite a source
  • Interpret a citation in order to locate the referenced work

What's in it for you?

Knowing how to properly search for and evaluate information will save you many hours in your life and will allow you to base decisions on quality information.  If that's not enough, many teachers at TRC offer extra credit to students who take this course.  Just present your certificate to any teacher who offers this extra credit, and you get the points.  This certificate expires after 3 years.

If you took the Information Literacy workshop more than 3 years ago, it is highly recommended that you take it again.

Contact

FOR CLASS TIMES, REGISTRATION, AND MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
libguides.tccd.edu/infolit

Contact
817-515-1220
tr.circ@tccd.edu

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