In order for a USF course to qualify as teaching information literacy skills, it should include study of:
- How information is created, organized, and used, with specific reference to scholarly communication.
- Ethical and legal issues in the creation and use of information, with specific reference to how to avoid plagiarism, how to respect privacy, and how to avoid copyright infringement.
- How to evaluate information for potential use.
- How to cite information sources.
- How to locate information.