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CREDO Training - Information Literacy Core

CREDO Information Literacy Core Directions


Please complete the modules for CREDO Information Literacy Core in the following order as listed and complete the assessment for each module immediately after completing the module so that the content is fresh and familiar.

1. Getting Started with Research

2. Sources of Information

3. Searching for Information

4. Evaluating Information

Why is Information Literacy Important?


Information Literacy (IL) refers to the ability to recognize a need for information and to find, analyze, and synthesize related material from books, articles, websites and more.

How Can IL Benefit Students?
A 2017 survey of 42,000 students in more than 1,700 courses at 12 major research universities showed that:

  • Retention rates were higher for students whose courses included IL instruction.
  • Students whose courses included IL instruction reported higher average first-year GPAs than those whose courses did not.
  • Students who took IL instruction successfully completed 1.8 more credit hours per year than students who did not.