Information Literacy Online Centre

Purpose

The main focus of the Information Literacy Online Centre (ILOC) is to help users improve their searching skills on the World Wide Web and to evaluate resources on the Web. We do not provide a comprehensive list of resource links, however we do provide links to fairly comprehensive resource sites.

ILOC provides:

  1. links to online information resources
  2. tips on how to evaluate Web resources
  3. tips on basic and advanced searching
  4. links to search engines and directories
  5. tips on how to evaluate Website usability

The Need for Education

The PEW Internet and American Life Project is a non-profit center that studies the impact of the Internet on Americans. A recent article was titled "Search Engine Users: Internet searchers are confident, satisfied and trusting - but they are also unaware and naïve."