Recognize when information is needed and
formulate clear concise questions based on information needs.
Match information needs to information resources and
organize an effective search strategy/plan, including Boolean logic.
Select and use appropriate information retrieval tools in
print and electronic formats, including the online catalog, periodical
databases, Internet, print indexes, and reference books.
Synthesize and organize information for various
Apply information to critical thinking and problem-solving
Communicate or "publish" research ideas electronically in
textual or multimedia forms.
Appreciate that being an information-competent individual
requires ongoing involvement in learning and evaluating emergent technology
so that lifelong learning is possible.
Understand how knowledge is generated, organized, stored,
Understand some of the major ethical, legal, economic, and
socio-political issues surrounding information and information technology.
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