Information Literacy

“Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about
any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed
views and to engage fully with society.” (CILIP, 2018)

Information Literacy is a key skill taught by your Faculty Librarians. We usually meet you in a lecture
or workshop at least once during your course. Lecture and workshop content is supported by online
learning resources which you can explore in your own time to develop this crucial skill for your
studies and beyond.

What skills do you already have and which do you need to develop?  Visit the CILIP Information Literacy website for more information.

Staff members; contact your Faculty Librarian to discuss embedding Information Literacy into your course


Whether you’re coming from school or college, another university, or have been out of education for a while it is important to have a good grasp of all the resources and support that are on offer to you and how to use them in the best ways for your assignments and dissertations.

These short pages will help you get more out of:

  • Library resources such as books, journals, databases and specialist resources - not to mention the Library website itself
  • the Internet and other resources;
  • Learning and research techniques; and