List of Skills for Information Literacy
Navigate the World Wide Web
Print a single page from a web browser program
Evaluate an information sources in relation to an information need
Identify criteria used in evaluating an information source in relation to an information need
Evaluate the credibility of an information source
Describe criteria used in evaluating the credibility of an information source
Determine if the use of information requires citing its source.
Provide a rationale behind the decision to cite an information source,
Choose the most appropriate information finding strategies and tools for getting needed information.
Identify the most effective search string using Boolean operators for finding information
Write an effective search string using the most appropriate search terms combined with a Boolean operator ( AND, OR, NOT)
Use two indexes and/or databases to locate items relevant to an information need
Use search limiters in an index or database
Identify appropriate search terms for finding information relevant to an information need
Distinguish between primary and secondary sources
Describe a defining characteristic of a primary source
Distinguish between scholarly and popular sources
Determine the name of the individual/agency/organization responsible for an information source
Determine the name of the parent/affiliate/sponsoring agency/organization.
Name the parts of a URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
Match top level domains, or extensions, with the type of web site with which they would most likely be associated.