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Information Literacy - the ability to articulate a problem to be investigated, locate and assemble information, scrutinize gathered resources, process and apply information towards a solution, and contemplate the effectiveness of the entire process. by Mind Map: Information Literacy  - the ability to articulate a problem to be investigated, locate and assemble information, scrutinize gathered resources, process and apply information towards a solution, and contemplate the effectiveness of the entire process.

1. 2. Use Effective Search Strategies

1.1. Using Multiple Engines

1.1.1. Do not rely on one search engine. Try multiple resources such as Dogpile, Google, Yahoo or Bing. Compare the informaion

1.2. Boolean Search

1.2.1. Allows you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR(otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your search

1.2.2. Boolean Search Tips: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Boolean.pdf

1.3. Alternate Search Page

1.3.1. Use "Advance Search" option on search engines to increase your effectiveness as a searcher.

1.4. Alternatives to Search Engines

1.4.1. NoodleQuest is a wizard that helps you get started down the right path. Just answer a few questions about your research topic and NoodleQuest will reveal some of the best search strategies you can use, and even explain why.

2. 3. Evaluate the Credibility of Websites

2.1. Sway (Bias)

2.1.1. Why was this site created?

2.1.2. Who has organized this page? What was the purpose of creating it?

2.1.3. Is this site simply an ad disguised as an informative website?

2.2. Time

2.2.1. When was the website created?

2.2.2. When was the website last updated?

2.3. Expert (authority)

2.3.1. Who created this website?

2.3.2. What makes this person/entity an expert on the subject?

2.4. Mentions (Citations)

2.4.1. How many times has this author been cited?

2.4.2. What other sources does the author cite?

3. 6. Reflect on the process

3.1. What were the strengths and weaknesses of the project?

3.2. What would I do differently?

3.3. What would I change?

3.4. How could I approach the problem from an alternative perspective?

3.5. How will I approach the next project differently next time?

4. 4. Organize and Manage the Information Purpose: There are several reasons or motivations behind organizing and managing information.

4.1. Research/Data Collection http://goo.gl/YgIfN2

4.1.1. On-Line Notecards - www.quizlet.com - www.studyblue.com

4.1.2. Notetaking - http://goo.gl/mY3gLR - www.evernote.com - Google Drive - Ubernote http://goo.gl/th72Ea

4.1.3. Data and Numbers - 10 alternatives to Excel: http://goo.gl/cntgfa - Google Sheets

4.2. Storage for retrieval later

4.2.1. Livebiners Diigo Delicious - https://delicious.com/ 10 Great Tools http://goo.gl/pdRFo8

4.3. Presentation to an Audience 25 alternatives to Powerpoint http://goo.gl/8rdK37

4.3.1. Zoho Show AuthorStream - convert Powerpoint to video Slideshare

5. 5. Synthesize the Main Concepts

5.1. Resources & Tools http://goo.gl/cAFK3j

5.2. Claim, Evidence, Reasoning - Synthesizing in STEM http://goo.gl/B5lpi1

6. 1. Define the Problem

6.1. Articulate the task

6.2. Ask questions