Skip to Main Content

Information Fluency Resources

A starting point for students and instructors seeking evidence based advice on research, being an alert consumer of information, and other literacies of the information age.

Where does information come from?

When you write a research paper, you're expected to cite sources. This gives the reader insight into what influenced your thinking and an opportunity to verify that you've been fair and accurate with how you've presented the information.

What about other sources of information? Where does that information come from?

The following links describe the methodology and ethical standards of a variety of information sources we are exposed to very frequently, if not daily. In many cases these represent ideals. As such, those of us who are "consuming" content should be on the lookout for instances where individual creators and entire organizations may be falling short of those ideals.