In today's world, students and workers need to know much more than just how to ""use"" a computer or ""surf"" the Internet. As an educator, you assume the awesome responsibility of helping them master essential information literacy skills to succeed in the high-speed environment in which we live. This simple, step-by-step guide is the perfect tool to accomplish that task! It is designed to help students - from middle school through beginning college - move through the research process proficiently. Original exercises reinforce the discussion using the individual student's unique ideas and interests. Students will learn the meaning of ""information literacy,"" and how to: locate the ""right"" information; use traditional and online libraries; evaluate and identify authoritative sources; cite sources properly; and, turn research papers into something that displays their own ideas and ingenuity. The companion Web site features links to valuable Web pages, printable exercises, and additional instructional resources.