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Want to know more about Information Literacy? Check out these books from NPC Library!
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Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Library orientation for college students.
Libraries and the Internet.
Libraries and colleges.
Internet in higher education.
Alternative facts, post-truth and the information war by This thought-provoking volume unpacks the fragmented state of news feeds and journalism, and the loss of shared news narratives in the U.S., while also exploring the effects of media manipulation and disinformation online. -- https://hw-wilson.myshopify.com/products/9781682178652
Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies : how to find trustworthy information in the digital age by Preface -- Credible information: why it matters, what are its limitations -- Fake news as phenomenon: (almost) nothing new under the sun -- Tricks of the trade: techniques that lower your information guard -- Logical fallacies: more tools of deception -- Evaluating an information source: nine essential questions everyone should ask -- Power in numbers: negotiating the statistics minefield -- Scholarly information: identifying, evaluating, and understanding it -- Help is where you find it: resources for evaluating information -- Final thoughts.
Information Now : a graphic guide to student research by The process : steps to finding and using the right information. anytime. anywhere -- How information is organized and found : the basics -- Searching and library catalogs : understanding the hunt for information -- Journals and databases -- Searching the open web -- Evaluating your sources -- Using information ethically.
Post-Truth : why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it by "Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times? This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth? Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age." -- Publisher's website
Virtual Unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true? by "The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control--even when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online"-- Provided by publisher.
Web Literacy for Educators by Web basics for critical thinking -- The empowered researcher -- Get real : how to validate information on the web -- Look at the links -- Research outside the box : a guide to creative searching -- Expanding the boundaries -- Strategies and evaluation : putting it all together.
Web of Deceit by Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boom-epitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitter-the success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been provided with the tools and targets to perpetrate hoaxes and con games on an ever larger scale. An invaluable guide to safe internet usage, this resource explains the importance of guarding privacy and identity online, spotting misinformation, avoiding charity scams, and evaluating websites.