Information literacy is being able to identify your information need. It is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use, and communicate it in an ethical and legal way.
The skills and competencies that are needed to be information literate require an understanding of:
The research process is a cycle that can apply to research for any course through these steps:
Critical Thinking in terms of Information Literacy involves
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The legal defense for using the fair use provision would be in front of a federal court.
When providing copyrighted works under the provisions of fair use, notify users that the works may be subject to copyright protection.