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This LibGuide shows you how to access all electronic resources we have available at Miami Dade College. Here is a gateway to the essential learning tools that enhance your course work and learning experience.

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Information Literacy

Information literacy      "The set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning" (Association of College and Research Libraries).
     See also digital literacy, media literacy

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"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."  --E. O. Wilson

Media Literacy

Media Literacy 

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. Definitions, however, evolve over time and a more robust definition is now needed to situate media literacy in the context of its importance for the education of students in a 21st century media culture.

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Off-Campus Access to Online Resources

Virtual students can access library resources and services with their user ID.

1. Your LINCCWeb Borrower ID is your MDC student number

2. Your PIN (unless you change it) is the last 4 digits of your MDC student number.

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You can log into the LINCCWeb Access My Account feature to see what materials are currently checked out to you, renew your books on-line, and view any outstanding library obligations.

Why Libraries matter

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"Libraries are the playground of the imagination and isn’t that rich in and of itself?"

-Isabel Duque



Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and collaboration in a digital age, providing a comprehensive framework to effectively participate in social media and online communities. It is a unified construct that supports the acquisition, production, and sharing of knowledge in collaborative online communities.

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Digital literacy

Digital literacy

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