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A destination for practitioners in service-oriented organizations—such as libraries, schools, community centers, community colleges, and workforce training centers to find digital literacy content. The resources can be found by subject area, community, by skill topic, and learning level.

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Healthfinder.gov


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
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Contains resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring the most reliable health information on the Internet.

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Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information: A Toolkit for Trainers


Contributed by: National Institute on Aging, Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit/toolkit.html
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Resource developed by the National Institute on Aging. Use these free, easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own.

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HHS Finding Quality Information


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/guidetoq/guidetoq7.ht...
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A guide to finding quality information online.

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MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health, Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealt...
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Guide to evaluating health information.

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Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?


Contributed by: National Institute on Aging, Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/online-h...
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Guide to finding reliable information online for older adults.

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StopBullying.Gov for Kids


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html
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This site can help you figure out what you can do if you are being bullied, if someone has called you a bully, or if you have seen bullying.

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StopBullying.gov for Parents


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://stopbullying.gov/parents/index.html
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Parents can play a key role in preventing and stopping bullying. But first they have to know if their children bully or are bullied by others. Many parents do not discuss bullying with their children, and many children do not raise the topic of bullying with their parents.

Some parents of children who bully may also support such behavior without knowing it. They may use power and aggression to resolve conflicts, or they may fail to keep track of and stop bullying at home. Also, as children get older, bullying often occurs when adults are not around.

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Ten Tips on Evaluating Immunization Information on the Internet


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://archive.hhs.gov/nvpo/tips.htm
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Guide on evaluating immunization information on the internet.

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Usability.gov


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.usability.gov/index.html
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A guide on how to make websites more useable, useful, and accessible.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development Library Resources


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Link: http://www.hud.gov/library/index.cfm
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Compilation of resources from HUD on home buying, home ownership, and other helpful information

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International Computer Drivers License


Link: http://www.icdlus.org/
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The international standard in end-user computer skills consisting of 7 modules which define the skills and competencies necessary to be a proficient user of a computer and common computer applications. In order to achieve ICDL Certification, individuals must pass a test for each of the 7 modules.  ICDL Module 1 is a theoretical test of computing knowledge at a general level, while modules 2-7 are predominantly practical skills tests.

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Information and Communication Technologies


Contributed by: ICT/Kempster Group
Link: http://www.ictliteracy.info/index.htm
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Internet Keep Safe Coalition Parent Resources


Contributed by: IKeepSafe
Link: http://www.ikeepsafe.org/videos/
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Guides and best practices for parents on issues such as cyberbullying and how to keep children safe online.

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Bibliobouts


Contributed by: University of Michigan, Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://bibliobouts.si.umich.edu/BiblioBoutsAbout.h...
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Bibliobouts project at the University of Michigan funded by IMLS that seeks to teach information literacy through gaming.

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Building Digital Communities


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.imls.gov/about/building_digital_communi...
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services, together with the University of Washington and the International City/County Management Association, has consulted with hundreds of community members and experts over the past 18 months to identify action steps and a framework for digital communities.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://imls.gov/
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Information link that provides the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas

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Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCent...
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This report provides a self-assessment tool and an assessment of museums and libraries against a continuum of 21st century skills.

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Northstar Online Digital Literacy Assessment


Contributed by: Minnesota Literacy Council, Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/index.php
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The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word).

When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

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Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://impact.ischool.washington.edu/documents/OPP...
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This study provides an investigation of the ways library patrons use libraries, why they use them, and how it affects their lives. The study is the result of a national telephone survey, online surveys conducted at public libraries, and interviews to reveal the role modern libraries play in a digital society.

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Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (RAILS)


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.railsontrack.info/about.aspx
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This website facilitates the assessment of digital literacy, information literacy, and critical thinking skills by providing example rubrics, training materials, readings, and a discussion forum.  The rubric on this site serve two goals: first, they allow educators to assess student digital literacy skill levels; second, they articulate these skills so that students can learn what it is they should be able to know and do with regard to information in all formats.  All rubrics included in the site can be modified and saved in new versions by anyone who registers (free) as a site participant.  This site is designed for teachers, professors, librarians, information professionals, students, and parents. 

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