According to the Association of College & Research Libraries, there are five thinking skills for Information Literacy:
1. Know: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
2. Access: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
3. Evaluate: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
4. Use: The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
5. Legal/Ethical Use: The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.