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Information Literacy

The importance of searching and especially finding relevant informationen increases more and more in the modern information society. Information literacy is a crucial key skill in scholarly and professional everyday life. In addition to efficient retrieval and navigation strategies it includes above all the creativity to organize and shape one’s own information process in a conscious and demand-oriented way.

For the British Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston information literacy “is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.”

Searching and finding (specialized) information are important parts of scholarly research methods and writing scholarly papers as well as of problem-based learning.

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