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Information Literacy Resources: Manage

This guide was created using the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards on Information Literacy (IL) to help you to understand the concept of information literacy. This, in an effort to improve teaching and learning at the UWI.

Library Resources

Ask A Librarian!

Sometimes your research questions can only be answered by a Librarian. Use the Ask a Librarian form to e-mail your queries to a subject specialist for an informed response.

Standard 4

The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

How do I...

Do I scan, skim or extract?

There are three different styles of scholarly reading. The following guide will help you identify the most suitable style for your research.

  • Scanning is suitable for finding one particular point or fact - e.g. looking for the GDP of a country
  • Skimming allows you to determine the usefulness of a piece - e.g. previewing a book, an article, or a website
  • Extracting allows you to seek deeper meaning of a piece of work - e.g. reading, highlighting and making notes simultaneously.

Effective Reading

Created by Michael Baird, Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP), this tutorial explains how to use a process called SQ4R to maximize on retention and understanding of textbook, book, and article reading.

Paper Calculator

Offers a comprehensive step by step guide to the resources needed to complete a paper in the time period provided.