Information Literacy Overview
Being able to understand, find, evaluate, and use information creatively and ethically is a vital skill to have, especially in the quick-exchange age of the Internet.
The incredible volume and pace of information creation and communication is such that, when we cannot simply already know something, we must be able to find out, to sort what is best from the available rush of information.
But finding the information is not the end of the process; we must also be able to interpret it, to analyze and critique it, and ultimately, to use it responsibly and originally.
Citing Your Sources
According to the MLA format, when you are citing a source in your paper, you should do two things: 1) cite the source -- usually with parentheses -- in the text of the paper and 2) provide an entry in the Works Cited page that describes that source. Not following these two steps to cite all sources used in your paper could lead to plagiarism, so using the MLA citation format is extremely important
In Text Citations
Creating the Works Cited Page