Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Physics

Last updated April 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered together links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies & Professional Associations

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accessed April 8.

ALA/ACRL/STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology. Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology. American Library Association. 2006. Accessed April 8.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Accessed April 8.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Accessed April 8.

American Institute of Physics (AIP). Accessed April 8.

American Physical Society (APS). Accessed April 8.

Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Accessed April 8.

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics (CAMPEP). Accessed April 8.

European Physical Society. Accessed April 8.

Institute of Physics (UK). Accessed April 8.

International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP). Accessed April 8.

2. Related Research

Aydelott, Kathrine. 2007. “Using the ACRL information literacy competency standards for science and engineering/technology to develop a modular critical-thinking-based information literacy tutorial.” Science & Technology Libraries 27 (4): 19-42.

Gamsby, Meghan K. 2010. “The Physics of Designing an Integrated Physics Information Literacy Program.” Science & Technology Libraries 29 (4): 350-361.

Iber, Mary and Derin Sherman. 2009. “A physics professor and a science librarian challenge non-majors to evaluate science.” Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 56.

Kolah, Debra, and Michael Fosmire. 2010. “Information Portals: A New Tool for Teaching Information Literacy Skills.” Issues In Science & Technology Librarianship 60.

Popescu, Adriana and James Morgan. 2007. “Teaching information evaluation and critical thinking skills in physics classes.” The Physics Teacher 45 (8): 507-510.

Viele, Patricia T. 2008. “Information fluency and physics graduate students.” Handout from presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers at the American Physical Society in College Park, MD, January 31-February 2.

Wong, Gabrielle K. W. 2011. “Look Beyond Textbooks: Information Literacy for First-Year Science Students.” Issues In Science & Technology Librarianship 65.