About This Guide
Mercy College undergraduate students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Information Literacy, one of the six general education competencies needed to graduate.
The following is an extract from the Mercy College Undergraduate Catalog, 2014.
- Information literacy involves the ability to identify, retrieve, evaluate, organize, cite properly and use a wide range of resources including print, graphic and electronic for independent learning and practical problem solving. Students are expected to develop an appreciation for the role of Information literacy in fostering lifelong learning, and to demonstrate the following skills:
- Recognize and articulate the need for information.
- Access information from appropriate sources.
- Critically analyze and evaluate information and its sources.
- Organize, synthesize and integrate information.
- Apply information to the development of a specific purpose using effective and creative decision-making.
- Generate and effectively communicate information and knowledge.
- Apply information technology skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal and sociopolitical aspects of information and information technology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of information literacy in fostering lifelong learning.
Select the tabs at the top of this page to access the first set in our series of information literacy modules.