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Faculty Toolkit for Teaching Information Literacy: 5. Information issues

Understand information-related issues

Standard five:

The information literate student has an understanding of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

  • demonstrates an awareness of the social issues around the use of information (copyright, intellectual property, fee vs. free access, censorship, privacy, and security)
  • understands and avoids plagiarism
  • understands and correctly uses the appropriate citation format