is available from many
and in many formats, such as printed text, television, videos, library
databases, Web sites, and more. To be "information literate"
you need to know why, when, and how to use all of these tools and
think critically about the information they provide.
won't become information literate overnight. Just as with speaking
skills and writing skills, your abilities will improve over time
as you gain expertise in the topics you choose to investigate and
as you practice searching for and evaluating the information as well as
the ideas you encounter.