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100% Information Literacy Success, Loose-Leaf Version 4th Edition

Gwenn Wilson, MA, Jeff Tunney

  • Published
  • 256 Pages


100% INFORMATION LITERACY SUCCESS teaches students and professionals how to develop crucial information skills to succeed in today's academic and professional environments. This fourth edition in the 100% Success series focuses on the skills necessary for 21st century learners and workers. Using hands-on learning activities and real-world applications, the text teaches readers how to determine the nature and extent of information needed to solve a problem, how to access the information effectively, how to evaluate the information found, how to use the information for a specific purpose, and how to communicate the information effectively and legally.

Gwenn Wilson, MA,

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in Instructional Systems Design. She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.

Jeff Tunney,

Jeff Tunney has been an educational professional for over 12 years and has worked in computer training, continuing education, and higher educational settings. His experience in higher education consists of having served as a director of distance learning, an online course and curriculum designer, and a residential and online faculty member at the undergraduate level. Mr. Tunney also has been employed in several other professional fields, such as computer network administration, property management and development, and financial services. Jeff earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA degree from Bentley University. He also has had many positive experiences abroad as a student in the commerce program at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, and as a derivatives specialist for a London-based investment company.
  • This edition has been updated to keep up with current technology, including more coverage on smartphones, mobile apps, and social media.
  • Additional tips on Boolean Operators enhance student understanding and usage of these helpful search functions.
  • MLA style content has been updated to reflect changes in the latest edition of the MLA Handbook.
  • A new section, Deep Web and Dark Web, has been added to Chapter 3: How Do You Find and Access Information?
  • "Learning Objectives," such as those provided on course syllabi, provide students with an outline of what they should be learning from the chapter.
  • "Self-Assessment Questions" cue students toward processing the information presented in the textbook.
  • "Critical Thinking Questions" challenge students to examine ideas and thoughtfully apply concepts presented in the text.
  • "Case In Point Scenarios" are case studies that demonstrate the application of chapter concepts to the real world.
  • At the end of each chapter, "Apply It!" activities help students apply the concepts discussed throughout the chapter in practical situations.
Information Literacy: An Overview. Defining Digital Literacy. Components of Information Literacy. Steps in Effective Research.
Solving Information Problems: Defining the Need and the Audience. Primary and Secondary Sources. Library Information Sources. Information Retrieval Systems.
Solving Information Problems: Find the Information. The Evolution of Libraries. Types of Electronic Resources. Deep Web and Dark Web. Searching for Information. Collecting Information.
Solving Information Problems: Evaluate the Information. Evaluating the Resource. Evaluating Authority. Evaluating Currency. Evaluating the Content. Evaluating Web Sources. Evaluating Multimedia
Solving Information Problems: Organize the Information. The Importance of Effective Organization of Information. Organizational Strategies. Presenting Information Effectively. Organizing Written Documents. Organizing Graphics. Applications and Uses of Organized Information.
Solving Information Problems: Communicate the Information. Intellectual Property. Copyright. Plagiarism. Citing Information Sources. Information and Privacy Issues. Information and Security Issues. The Importance of Information Literacy in the Workplace.

"Beginner's guide to information literacy. Perfect for anyone who is just learning how to use Internet resources for research."

"It will enable the student to develop their own understanding of information literacy. It is comprehensive and can be easily understood."

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