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Information Literacy Initiative

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Information Literacy: Study of Incoming First-Year Undergraduates in Quebec.   A report prepared for Conference des Recteurs et des Principaux des Universites du Quebec (Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities), by Diane Mittermeyer and Diane Quirion, 2003.

Link to the full report http://www.crepuq.qc.ca/documents/bibl/formation/studies_Ang.pdf

This document also contains the assessment instrument.  See page 111


Study summary:

The multiple-choice instrument assesses student knowledge of components of the information research process and is based on standards published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  The standards were used to identify 5 themes on which the 20 questions in the survey are based.  The document reports on administration of the instrument to over 3,000 students.  


Multiple-Choice Questionnaire
Concept Identification
3 questions on significant words
Search Strategy
5 questions on the selection of keywords, the Boolean operators “AND” and “OR”, search indexes, and controlled vocabulary
Document Types
3 questions on document types
Search Tools
5 questions on library catalogues, databases, search engines and metasearch engines
Use of Results
4 questions on reading a bibliographic reference/citation, bibliographies, evaluating the information found on the Internet and the ethical use of information


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