Title

The intersection of information and science literacy

DOI

10.15760/comminfolit.2017.11.2.7

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publication Title

Communications in Information Literacy

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

354

Last Page

365

ISSN

19335954

Keywords

Information literacy, Open access, Peer review, Publishing, Science literacy, Scientific communication, Scientific literacy

Abstract

To achieve higher science literacy, both students and the public require discipline-specific information literacy in the sciences. Scientific information literacy is a core component of the scientific process. In addition to teaching how to find and evaluate resources, scientific information literacy should include teaching the process of scholarship as a conversation and publication in the sciences. Faculty and librarians can be challenged in their efforts to teach students because of limited access to published research. Stronger scientific information literacy and more access to scholarly research could improve science literacy as a whole.

Open Access

Gold

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