HEA 420 Professor Bhandari

Library resources for Dr. Bhandari's HEA 420 class

What, Exactly, is Information Literacy?

"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

"An information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally"


Searching as Strategic Exploration

Searching as Strategic Exploration - What We'll Cover in Class

  • Creating a research strategy (e.g. identify keywords, create a search statement, use appropriate information sources, etc.)
  • Recognizing tools for acquiring resources outside of EKU collections (e.g. Library Express, reciprocal borrowing privileges)
  • Interpreting and using citations to find additional literature
  • Constructing advanced searches
  • Identifying various sources of help in searching (e.g. library and classroom faculty, library staff, peers, library guides, etc.)

Video: How to Critically Read a Database Resuls Screen with a Purpose

Review this short video for information on critically and purposefully reading a database search results screen :

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