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Information Literacy Tutorial

Informatics Literacy for Medical Students

Information Literacy Tutorial Guide

This tutorial provides progressive modules to advance medical students' information literacy skills from novice to advanced

Purpose of this tutorial:

Competencies addressed within this tutorial: 

  1. How to develop a clinical question
  2. How to use information technology to access clinically accurate information
  3. How to evaluate the sources and content of medical information
  4. How to apply critical thinking and scientific reasoning in the acquisition and application of medical information

Information Literacy for Osteopathic Medicine

The Association of College & Research Libraries defines information literacy as a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”

Information literacy for medical professionals: 

  • The ability to critically determine the best type of information needed to answer a clinical question
  • The ability to critically determine where to find the best information that is needed
  • How to critically evaluate the information obtained
  • How to determine if the information obtained applies to the clinical question asked

The tutorials within this library guide will address the functions described within AACOM Competencies, specifically within EPA 7

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