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Embedding research skills: Standards & supporting resources

This guide provides some discipline-specific examples of how academic research skills can be embedded in subjects & courses

Information Literacy Standards

Information Literacy logoThese standards were developed and endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Institute for Information Literacy (ANZIIL). The original framework was derived from the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information literacy competency standards for higher education.

  1. The information literate person recognises the need for information & determines the nature & extent of the information needed
  2. The information literate person finds needed information effectively & efficiently
  3. The information literate person critically evaluates information and the information seeking process
  4. The information literate person manages information collected or generated
  5. The information literate person applies prior and new information to construct new concepts or create new understandings
  6. The information literate person uses information with understanding and acknowledges cultural, ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information

There are many support services and resources available for developing skills associated with these standards.

Standard 1

Standard 1: Recognises the need for information & determines the nature & extent of the information needed

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Standard 2

Standard 2: Finds needed information effectively & efficiently

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Standard 3

Standard 3: Critically evaluates information and the information seeking process

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Standard 4

Standard 4: Manages information collected or generated

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Standard 5

Standard 5: Applies prior and new information to construct new concepts or create new understandings

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Standard 6

Standard 6: Uses information with understanding and acknowledges cultural, ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information

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