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What is Information, Media and Data Skills?

You can discover about Information, Media and Data Literacies here.

What is Information Literacy?

“Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.” (CILIP, 2018)

This video from Modern Librarian Memoirs explains Information Literacy further:

Tips to build Information, Media and Data Literacy
Information, Media and Data Literacy - A Quick Guide

This infographic will help you start to discover Information, Media and Data literacy. It provides you with some tips on how to build up these skills and details the importance of them for learning and in future employment.

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Transition Skills

The information found and used along with the skills developed before reaching university are different from those needed during a degree course.

The Transition Skills Online guide is designed to help you understand the transition in the context of Information Literacy.

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McClay Library Guides

To enhance your information literacy please take the opportunity to explore the Library’s Subject Guides.

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Fake News
Listen to this podcast to find out about what fake news is, what it looks like and what you can do, as a student, to combat fake news by developing your Information Literacy.
Underneath the podcast, we also have some other resources which might prove useful.

Download the Fake News Podcast Transcript

Other Resources:

  • Hone your media literacy - Sharpen your media literacy skills with these videos from TED-Ed, which cover a range of topics from the spreading of false news, to spotting a misleading graph, to outsmarting logical fallacies. 
  • Oxford Research - This page goes into great detail, explaining what fake news is, the origin of the term, and why it is a cause for concern. Provides further reading and references. 
  • CITS Fake News - This page is helpful from ‘CITS’ at the University of California. It has a full ‘fake news menu’ for you to navigate between relevant topics. Topics include ‘A citizen’s guide to fake news’, ‘How is fake news spread?', 'Bots, people like you, trolls and micro targeting’, and ‘Protecting ourselves: fact checkers and their limitations.’ 
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