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COMM 1040 - Public Speaking

Resources to assist you with speeches, debates, and oral presentations. Originally developed by Butler University Libraries under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Digital Credibility & Information Literacy

Digital Credibility & Information Literacy

According to the American Library Association (ALA), to be literate in information, "a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information... information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them."

With digital credibility, in means taking the concept of information literacy and applying it to a digital perspective, by navigating information found primarily online. 

Why are these important?

  • Helps you gain skills to properly evaluate resources
  • Access factual information
  • Think critically