Wednesday, February 23, 2005

YCP Information Literacy E-Text

YCP Information Literacy E-Text. This is a textbook at York College of Pennsylvania. It breaks down information literacy into three main sections: Locate, Evaluate, and Use Effectively. Each section is subdivided into specific issues surrounding these aspects of information literacy and provides many related links for students or educators to explore.

From the site:

All students should be able to:

- recognize that accurate and complete information is the basis for intelligent decision making
- develop successful search strategies based on an understanding of how information is organized
- identify potential sources of information
- use information in critical thinking and problem solving

Skills

- Recognize how information is organized
- Create search strategies
- Use controlled vocabulary, keyword and natural language searches

Outcomes

- Understand how information is organized
- Demonstrate search strategies
- Decide what material is appropriate for assignments
- Determine how to use different search tools

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