information literacy

n.  the ability to recognize when sources of knowledge or data are needed to address a situation or problem and to identify, locate, evaluate, and use the sources

Notes

Terms such as archival literacyprimary source literacydigital literacy, visual literacy, and artifactual literacy are often considered aspects or conceptualizations of information literacy. The term information literacy instruction has in many libraries come to replace the term bibliographic instruction to refer to instructional programming.