Information Literacy and Source Documentation

Essential Skills

Technology: “Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.”  To help you do research for your classes and your daily life, this chapter gives you a basic introduction to types of information you might use, tools you can use to find information, and strategies for searching for information effectively.


Critical Thinking: “Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.”  This chapter provides you with a framework for evaluating information in your research both in terms of appropriateness of the information and the usefulness of the information to you and your research.


Communication: “Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.”  This chapter provides you with details on using information both ethically and responsibly so that you can communicate your research in a clear and effective manner.


Essential Skills definitions taken from National Association of Colleges and Employers. Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce. Mar. 2021


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