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

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Appendix 4: A Bibliometric Analysis of Scholarly Literature Related to Information Literacy and Critical Thinking

Linda Matthews,     University of Southern Mississippi, December 1, 2009

Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. (Dr Samuel Johnson, 170984)

Introduction

The subject of information literacy is one that has been associated with the field of library and information science for many years. Thirty-five years ago the common term used was ‘library skills’ and it referred to a finite set of skills a person needed in order to conduct research and find information in a library. With the rise of computers and information systems, library and education professionals recognized ...

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