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Information Literacy: Home

Provides resoures on information literacy standards, handouts, and research guidance to support students' needs at various points through the program.

The Importance of Information Literacy

Among the stated values of Logan University is being evidence-informed.  The Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports this value by providing the support needed to ensure that individuals have the intellectual abilities of reasoning and critical thinking.  As librarians, we are here to help you construct a framework for learning how to learn. Information literacy is a key component for lifelong learning, especially in today's information age.

"Chiropractic's future success in the health care marketplace will depend on the adoption and the chiropractic colleges developing evidence-based curricula" (Giordano, 2002) and programming requiring students to be information literate within a community of learners.

The Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) has established standards for student research competencies, specifically that students will be able to "use relevant scientific literature and other evidence to inform patient care."

This guide provides an outline for information literacy standards.  

Giordano, F.J. The role of the institution in developing the next generation chiropractor: clinician and researcher. Journal of Manipulative Physiology Therapy, 25, 193-6.

Framework for Information Literacy

  • Authority is constructed and contextual
  • Information creation as a process
  • Information has value
  • Research as inquiry
  • Scholarship as conversation
  • Searching as strategic exploration

Information Literacy Defined

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." 

From the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).