Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, organize, and use information effectively and ethically. Throughout students' four years at Hunterdon Central, they will engage in research and inquiry projects that require them to develop the following skills: defining an information need, selecting appropriate sources, formulating search strategies, and evaluating information for relevancy and quality. These information literacy skills enable students to become critical thinkers in an ever-changing, information-rich society.
On this page are information literacy resources for students, staff, and parents.
- Citation Information
- Copyright and Creative Commons
- Source Evaluation
- Guided Inquiry and Information Search Process
- Search Strategies
- Research and The Common Core Standards
- Developing Research Questions
IMC Source Evaluation
- IMC - Evaluating a Web Page
- IMC Source Evaluation Rubric
- IMC Annotated Bibliography Sample 1
- IMC Annotated Bibliography Sample 2
- IMC Web Evaluation Activity Sample
Evaluation - Information Need
- Checklist of questions from Chapter 7 of the Basic Library Research Handbook by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library - scroll down to "Identifying your Information Need"
- Evaluating Information from University of Toledo Libraries - Look under the heading, "Before you start searching, define your information need"
Evaluation - Information Quality
Kathy Schrock's Evaluation Tools
Web Literacy for Educators. REAL is a four-step web evaluation process:
- Read the URL
- Examine the Content
- Ask about the Author and Owner
- Look at the Links
Check out the following resource on Guided Inquiry! Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2012.
Developed by Dr. Carol Kuhlthau, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, the Information Search Process (ISP) is a "seven" stage research process. This model focuses on three aspects of research: the affective (feelings), the cognitive (thoughts) and the physical (actions) of each stage.
Teachers: Visit the "Information Search Process: A Model for Student Research" Moodle site for research project resources.