Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Define Information Literacy.
  • Define the four domains that fall under Metaliterate Learners.
  • Identify a lack of knowledge in a subject area.
  • Identify a search topic/question and define it using simple terminology.
  • Articulate current knowledge on a topic.
  • Recognize a need for information and data to achieve a specific end and define limits to the information need.
  • Manage time effectively to complete a search.


To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.