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Information Literacy Self-Guided Tutorial

The Rensselaer Libraries provides access to ProQuest's Research Companion - a self-guided tutorial of the entire research process. Create a free account to earn badges, keep track of your progress, and access pre- and post-video assessment questions.

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Conducting academic research can be time-consuming and challenging. Approaching the research process methodically makes research quicker and easier. 

What is "information literacy"?

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."  (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education 2015)

Video Playlist Includes:

  • Feeling overwhelmed? (1:21)
  • Ten basic terms (1:31)
  • Scholarly arguments (1:39)
  • Pep talk (0:32)