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.
Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.
--Burls, Amanda. (2009) "What is Critical Appraisal?" What is...? series. Hayward Medical Communications.
The library offers in-person and virtual information literacy and critical appraisal instruction. Examples of topics we address include:
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about how the library can offer sessions created or modified to support your classes!