Information Literacy Skills

Information Literacy is the capacity to know when information is required, to be competent enough to find, assess and efficiently use the information for the difficulty or concern at hand. Other aspects could be judgment, questioning, free-thinking, understanding or integrate competencies that a citizen of a society should possess, so that the individual can intelligently participate in the society that one is living.

A set of skills are necessary to be information literate and an understanding of the following are needed:

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Columbia University Libraries Joins HathiTrust

The Columbia University Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust (, a shared repository for the digitized content from academic and research libraries. The Libraries plans to contribute public domain volumes digitized through its partnerships with Google, Microsoft and the Internet Archive.

Launched in 2008 and housed at the University of Michigan, the HathiTrust currently includes the member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation(CIC) the University of California system, and the University of Virginia.

Hathi serves a dual role. First, ...

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Electronic Information Resources: Access and Use

M. Shamsul Islam Khan
Head, Dissemination and Information Services Centre
ICDDR.B: Centre for Health and Population Research
Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212


The library is obviously the source of power of knowledge. In higher education and research, the use of library is a matter of concerns to students, teachers, and researchers. The exponential growth of ...

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