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  • What is Information Literacy

    The American Library Association defines information literacy as a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.  


    "Students do a lot of searching online for information. This does not make them expert, or even good, searchers. Thanks to Google, students can always find information on any topic.  This does not mean that they have found true, accurate, useful information. Students need instruction and guidance in learning how to find, evaluate, select and use information, just as they need instruction and guidance in learning anything else." -Priyanka Gupta/EdTech Review 


    Information literacy skills are imperative in this digital age. Students need to be able to identify what is real and relevant not just for school but for learning, life and work.

  • How FCS Supports

    We believe that it is imperative for students to have the skills necessary to find reliable information by evaluating resources, strategic online searching, and using databases and other information provided by school and public libraries. 

    Students in grades K-12 are provided with instruction on information literacy through our county-wide Digital Citizenship Plan.


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    What is GALILEO?

    GALILEO & GALILEO Kids are collections of databases that are easy to use, and free for every student in Georgia!


    Why should my child use GALILEO for school research?

    All of GALILEO’s resources are vetted. Students will not need to check them for currency, reliability, authority or purpose. Citing sources using GALILEO takes minutes and prevents plagiarism. GALILEO saves time, provides quality academic sources, and is a tool that students will use throughout their school careers.


    How does my child get to GALILEO?

    Forsyth County students can access GALILEO via their Classlink account. Links to the main GALILEO/GALILEO Kids page can be found in the Classlink Media & Research Tools folder. To make research easier for students in middle and high school, several of the best GALILEO databases such as; Britannica School, Explora, and SIRS Discoverer have been additionally added as separate links.  


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