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Nursing - Information Literacy

Learning Objectives:

An information literate nurse determines the nature of the information needed.

By the end of Module 1: Students will be able to:

  • Identify the pros and cons of using the Internet and library licensed resources
  • Recognize that information sources appear in various formats, using a variety of search tools for access.
  • Understand that the scholarly journal literature is organized and accessed via specialized databases, mostly subscribed via institutional login.
  • Understand the basics of Boolean Logic and its relationship to developing a strategy for a literature search.
  • Understand the legal, ethical and social issues surrounding the use of information, and the need to cite source material in a standard format.