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Information Literacy & Library research Instructions
"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" (Information Literacy – Welcome to ALA’s Literacy Clearinghouse, n.d.), which can help to promote:
1- Ethics of using information.
2- Way of dealing with digital life.
3- Discovering ways of accessing the needed information.
4- Deciding what types of information are needed?
5- Admitting the trustworthiness of the resources.
6- Avoid plagiarism.
Types of Information
According to (Leung et al., 2019), "Information may take two forms":
- Factual Information: aims for unchangeable facts, such as the sun rising from the east; it is a reality that cannot differ from one research to another.
- Analytical Information: refers to the answers produced by data analysis; Weather prediction, for example, depends on analyzing data that comes out from (space and satellites, surface, marine, atmosphere, radar image, etc.) data, so it varies from one analysis to the other according to the previous data.