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CLICS Logo: Contra Costa College Library Information Competency Skills Tutorial


CLICS is a set of online lessons designed to help improve your skills at finding, evaluating, and using information of all kinds.

The tutorial consists of ten chapters. At the end of each chapter you will take a quiz, which can be retaken, if necessary, up to five times.

What Is Information Competency?

Information is available from many sources and in many formats: printed text, television, videos, library databases, web sites, and more. To be "information competent" or "information literate," you need to know why, when, and how to use all of these tools and think critically about the information they provide.

You won't become information literate overnight. Just as with speaking skills and writing skills, your abilities will improve over time as you gain expertise in the topics you choose to investigate and as you practice searching for, selecting, and evaluating the information and ideas you encounter.

This tutorial has been designed to set you on the road to information competence.

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Last updated: 12/10/2018