What is Information Literacy?
According to the American Library Association, “To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
Evaluating Information: What is Fact & what is Fake?
Watch the video below to learn about the resources available to get trustworthy information:
Other websites to help with finding resources and factual information:
Did you know that you can get a library card to the Boston Public Library for free if you live in Massachusetts? Get your card today and have access to their library books and databases as well!
Plagiarism: what is that?
If you have questions on how to cite a resource and show where your information came from, you can use the following resources:
How to search & find resources using library databases
Here is a direct link to the Springfield Public Library databases: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/elibrary/
You can also use a Boston Library Card to use their databases listed here: https://www.bpl.org/teen-subject/all-teen-resources/
This guide was created by Heaven Pajala, March 2023