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Zotero is a free reference manager that works within your web browser. It pulls citation information from web-pages and some PDFs

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Mendeley is a free PDF and reference manager. Read, annotate, organize, and collaborate on research projects with others using Mendeley.

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The RCU Library and ICT learning spaces offer Information literacy  skills training to link  tuition in information skills to study programmes, thereby making it a central and integrated part of students’ knowledge acquisition.  Library instruction programs should improve the students’ ability to use library collections and services, and should include instruction in the use of full range of information resources and knowledge. Instruction is offered in a separate course on library skills and information literacy. As a course director or individual lecturer, you can find examples of what the library offers and how it can be integrated into the course you teach in our guide, Information skills in education. The examples are to be considered as suggestions, and it is possible to combine various elements as well as to integrate them into existing tuition.

Consequently according to the ACRL Guidelines…:the information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently. The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses information ethically and legally