Information Literacy for Students

Learn how to find, evaluate, and cite trustworthy sources of information for school assignments and your personal learning endeavors.

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:

You can also use a Boston Library Card to use their databases listed here:

This guide was created by Heaven Pajala, March 2023