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Information Literacy can change your life!

Information Literacy is one of your Graduate Attributes at USC.


Question: What is Information Literacy?

Answer: Throughout your life you will need to find, process and use accurate and relevant information.  Information Literacy is your ability to do this.

If you have information literacy skills, you will know:So many thought bubbles

  • when you need information
  • what information you need
  • where to find information
  • how to find information
  • how to evaluate information
  • how to use information
  • about copyright, plagiarism and referencing.


Information Literacy can help you:

  • achieve better results with your assignments
  • choose the right phone plan
  • learn more about a medical diagnosis
  • make educated decisions.


This tutorial teaches you how to deal effectively with information in 6 steps

Each step includes examples for deeper understanding and links to further information.

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