Information literacy in the Capes Portal of EJournals: the impact of user training programs
Keywords:Capes Portal of E-Journals, information literacy, assessment, higher education, university library, user training, information retrieval, search strategy, qualitative methods
This paper presents research in progress which aims to determine the impact of user training in the information literacy level of users of the Capes Portal of E-Journals. The paper starts with an overview of the Capes Portal, the largest digital library of scientific journals of Brazil, its history, evolution and of the technological alternatives for information retrieval on the web. Next, the paper presents a theoretical framework about information searching, construction of search strategies and information literacy. The research will use a qualitative approach. Data collected through observations and interviews will be categorized and interpreted using as basis the second standard of ACRL - Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.