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Information Literacy Resources: Std 5 Indicators

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.

Suggested Library tutorials

Explain academic ethics including fair use, copyright, and plagiarism

Show different reference styles and explain their usefulness

Demonstrate citation management software

Show the usefulness of ephemera, West Indian Resources and Special collections

Understands photcopying and intellectual property policies

Show how to read an abstract and how to summarise the main findings in an article

Standard 5 - Performance Indicators

The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

  1. The information literate student understands many of the ethical, legal and
    socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology
  2. The information literate student follows laws, regulations, institutional policies,
    and etiquette related to the access and use of information resources.
  3. The information literate student acknowledges the use of information sources
    in communicating the product or performance.

Style Manuals

*Please check with your Lecturer for guidance on the Style Manual suited to your discipline.

- The Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 16th edition.

- The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Mass., Cambridge: Columbia Law Review, The Harvard Law Review, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal.

- The ACS Style Guide: A manual for authors and editors. Janet S Dodd, Editor. Washington: American Chemical Society, 1997.

- AIP Style Manual for Physicists. New York: American Institute of Physics. 1990-97.

- MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd ed. 2008

- A Manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations. Kate L. Turabian. Chicago: University of Chicago. 7th edition..

- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington : APA. 6th edition.

- Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

- The Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Latest edition.[1992]