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

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Conclusion

Information literacy may be defined as the ability to find, locate, and evaluate current, relevant, and accurate information and to use this information effectively in order to meet one’s needs. A generation ago, most information was found using the newspaper, television, radio, or scholarly journals which could be located using a library card catalog or the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. While these media are still used, much information can now be found using computers and the Internet. The current generation of college students is the first to grow up immersed in technology and the Internet. They are often referred to as ‘Web 2.0 students,’ ‘the Net Generation,’ or ‘Digital Natives.’1

By the age of 21, the average ...

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