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Seeking the right information: IamInfoSMART Framework

Information Fluency

  • Appreciate the importance of information literacy
  • Understand the nature and extent of information need
  • Understand the IL cycle

Seek for the Right Information

  • Identify primary and secondary sources of information
  • Know various forms and formats of information
  • Select the most appropriate search tools for information
  • Examine the scope, contents, and organization of search and retrieval tools 
  • Identify keywords, synonyms and related terms for the information needed
  • Construct a search strategy using Boolean operators, keywords and truncation/wildcards
  • Identify the topics to browse

Manage Retrieved Information Effectively

  • Determine the location of a source
  • Determine what sources are being held by the Libraries
  • Independently gather information sources
  • View and extract full text articles and eBooks from online databases
  • Create a system of organizing the information 
  • Records all pertinent citation information

Assess Information Critically

  • Evaluate information and its sources using the CRAAP test

Refer Information Sources Correctly

  • Select an appropriate documentation style
  • Cite sources correctly
  • Post permission granted notices for copyrighted materials

Treat and Apply Information Ethically

  • Use approved passwords for off-campus access to information
  • Comply with library policies on access to information resources
  • Legally obtains, stores, and disseminates text, data, images, or sounds
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitute plagiarism
  • Check the originality of a work using Turnitin