Google and other search engines (e.g., Bing, DuckDuckgo, Yahoo, etc.) are amazing tools leading you to millions of pages of information, including images, text, video, audio, etc. But the Internet is NOT monitored or edited by ANYONE so the information is not always reliable or true. YOU are the evaluator of anything you use from the Internet.
There are NO FILTERS
EXCELLENT RESOURCES share Internet space with the WORST RESOURCES
Understanding how the web is structured will help you get to the information you need. Notice that only 4% of the web is free, and 90% is behind security walls. We pay for the Library databases so they are behind a security wall where you need to log in to access them.
INFORMATION LITERACY is a set of skills which allow a person to:
|“Recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information.”
American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (1989). Chicago: American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/whitepapers/presidential.cfm