Information Literacy

What is it?

Information literacy can be defined as a student's ability to find, evaluate and apply information effectively. However some students have difficulty finding their way out of the information maze and need help with their learning and research needs.

What is available?

Kevin St Library offfers a wide range of information litearcy classes as follows:

  • Freshers/first year library tours
  • Undergraduate information litearcy classes
  • Finding information for final year research projects
  • Postgraduate seminars
  • EndnoteBasic tutorials

Classes are tailored for specific student levels and subject areas and address a selection of the following areas as required:

  • Accessing library resouces remotely
  • Effective use of the DIT Library webopac
  • Finding and using ebooks and ejournals
  • Devising search strategies
  • Effective literature reviews
  • Searching subject databases
  • Finding academic information for an assignment
  • Using Google and the web to find academic resources
  • Open access resources
  • Current awareness and bibliometrics
  • Citing and referencing
For more information contact Julie de Foubert 


See also DIT Library Kevin St's User Guides



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