Students majoring in science and engineering disciplines will be entering careers in which they must be skilled at finding, evaluating, and using information. However, because mastering information literacy skills within these disciplines is uniquely complex and challenging, these students need specialized training.
This book teaches students basic skills to do well by decoding real-world information literacy problems. It also offers details about the utility, structure, and packaging of information, giving students the strong foundation they need to absorb more advanced concepts in scientific communication. Mary DeJong provides students with a compelling context and rationale for the skills they are being asked to learn, helping them learn to appreciate the value of these skills for career success. Explicit connections are made between practical information literacy skills and the threshold concepts outlined by the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Most important, the book is written specifically for students, so it’s appropriately thorough, well-paced, and engaging. In fact, it’s often funny!
- Helps science and engineering students understand foundational concepts in information literacy and scientific communication using infographics, illustrations, and real-life examples
- Provides students with a structure for understanding information literacy concepts; each chapter is scaffolded to build upon previous concepts
- Provides students with a transparent, frank discussion of problems they are likely to encounter when seeking information for college assignments
- Offers content that is specifically written to engage and appeal to students at a pace, language level, and tone that meets them where they are