Information Literacy in Business Courses

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.”

To be information literate one needs skills not only in research but in critical thinking.

Information Literacy Research Skills

Information literacy includes the following research skills:

  • Identify an information need and develop a research strategy
  • Locate and access information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate and critically analyze information sources
  • Organize, communicate and use information ethically


Information Literacy Framing Concepts

ACRL Framwork Visual

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Information Creation as a Process

Information has Value

Research as Inquiry

Scholarship as Conversation

Searching as Strategic Exploration

The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education


Authorit is Constructed & Contextual

Authority Infographic