What is Information Literacy?
This is defined by CILIP, the Library and Information Association, as
“the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”
Within your research for assignments you will need to know how to find good academic sources. Once you have found information that seems relevant you need to be able to evaluate this and decide what information is best in a particular context, and whether the information you find is trustworthy and relevant. In addition you need to distinguish different kinds of information eg academic, professional, personal and political.
It is good to have a knowledge of copyright and data protection to know what type of information can be shared.