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Research Instruction / Information Fluency: Information Fluency Objectives

Information Fluency Objectives for Furman Students

Students will…

  • understand the timeline of information emergence and its implications.
  • select and search databases skillfully.
  • evaluate information sources.
  • apply metacognition to the process of information seeking.
  • be aware of ethical and practical issues surrounding information sources.
  • understand the sources of revenue for various types of information products and how this impacts the appropriateness of their use in different situations.
  • maintain awareness of their role as both a subject and object in the information environment and make choices accordingly.