Presented for WSU's Office of Faculty Development and Student Success.
Information literacy is the basis of lifelong learning and is directly tied to critical thinking. The Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education, developed by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), articulate the skills needed for a student to become information literate: recognizing an information need, accessing information effectively and efficiently, critically evaluating information and its source, and using information ethically and responsibly to accomplish a specific purpose. Incorporating information literacy objectives into your research assignments allows students to develop their critical thinking skills and increase comprehension of course content. See these resources for more information: