In a world of information overload, information literacy has become a survival skill. But what exactly does information literacy mean?
With a focus on the Internet, this video explains how to conduct solid online research by collecting information in an organized, efficient, and ethical way.
Expert commentary and guidance are provided on a range of research activities, including evaluating the credibility of Web content, documenting online sources, and paraphrasing (not copying) the words of others.
In addition, a high school teacher and a graduate student demonstrate real-world examples to reinforce the challenges and rewards of online research. The consequences of plagiarism and shaky facts are emphasized.