This Information Literacy guide was created in 2021 by the faculty librarians of Milne Library. It is based on the Stony Brook University Libraries Information Literacy guide by Christine Fena, used with her permission CC-BY-NC 4.0.
"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." --Association of College and Research Libraries, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
The Library's instruction program supports the teaching mission by educating students for academic success and lifelong learning. Librarians work with instructors to provide information literacy and library research instruction. To arrange an instructional class, email Sarah.Rhodes@oneonta.edu.
In order to nurture your ability to participate in ever-changing information environments:
Research is an iterative process, meaning you learn as you continually apply knowledge, ideas and emerging understanding to your research question. By surrounding your research question with knowledge and understanding you move forward, make changes and gain more understanding. Think of it as a circle rather than a line. Use the side navigation to learn about each of the steps of the process, and don't be afraid to jump around between steps.
Long description of "Research is a process" infographic for web accessibility
Thanks to UO University Libraries for allowing remix of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.