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Information Literacy in the Digital Age by Melissa Wright, Teresa Welsh

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Library literacy: information sources, classification systems

Classification broadly defined is the act of organizing the universe of knowledge into some systematic order. It has been considered the most fundamental activity of the human mind. (Lois Mai Chan)1

In addition to classical and popular literature (fiction), libraries contain non-fiction. Non-fiction by definition presents factual narratives about the world but how valid and reliable is the information presented? … That depends on the source.

Research indicates that the greatest weakness related to information literacy is the inability of most people to judge information quality. By understanding the types of information sources and how they are related in the information cycle, ...

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