A case study for teaching information literacyskills
Karla V Kingsley
College of Education, Teacher Education Department, University of New Mexico,Albuquerque, NM, USA
Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Nevada, LasVegas, Las Vegas, NV, USAauthor email corresponding author email
BMC Medical Education
7doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-7The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/9/7 Received: 13 August 2008Accepted: 29 January 2009Published:29 January 2009© 2009 Kingsley and Kingsley; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons AttributionLicense(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use,
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The Internet has changed contemporary workplace skills, resulting in a need for proficiency withspecific digital, online and web-based technologies within the fields of medicine, dentistry and public health. Although younger students, generally under 30 years of age, may appear inherently comfortable with the use of technology-intensive environments and digital or onlinesearch methods, competence in information literacy among these students may be lacking.
This project involved the design and assessment of a research-based assignment to help first-year, graduate-level health science students to develop and integrate information literacy skillswith clinical relevance.