Digital literacy in the area of information, data, and media content means the capacity to find, evaluate, organise, use and permanently store information and data in different formats to answer questions, solve problems, and gain knowledge.
- Instructions on how to use this page can be found on the entry page.
- Send feedback and reports problems to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources at the university of Basel
Copyright and data protection
CCDigitalLaw is a comprehensive knowledge database on copyright, privacy and data protection in digital environments, with a strong focus on the Swiss legal context.
Information Literacy: the Basics
What is information, data and media literacy, and why does it matter? This self-learning course provides basic guidance on dealing with information from the internet, with a special focus on plagiarism.
Skills for PhD students
The «Transferable Skills» program offers PhD students many training opportunities on information, media, and data literacy, with topics such as citation and plagiarism, data visualization, and data management.
Data analysis and statistics
To strengthen one's data literacy skills, the University of Basel offers many short courses on data analysis and statistics, with a focus on the R programming language.
Information literacy at the UB
The University Library offers, both in presence and online, many training opportunities and courses on information literacy, including search methods and literature management.
Dealing with research data
The Website «Research Data Management» provides researchers with guidance on where to find research data and where to publish their own.
Digital tools of the UB
The University Library offers various tools and services (including repositories and search engines) that are very useful to find and manage information and data.
Information Literacy: Fake News
In this talk on Vimeo, Prof. Gerhard Lauer from the Digital Humanities Lab at the University of Basel provides very valuable critical reflections on the topic of «Fake News» and the digital public sphere in general. (In German.)
Further internet resources
Test media & information
In order to test one's skills in the area of information and media literacy, this “News Test” ist very useful. It was developed by several German public institutions, including the Federal Agency for Civic Education. (In German.)
Plagiarism and copyright
The Berlin University of Applied Sciences offers a comprehensive online self-study resource on plagiarism and copyright (in German).
The University of Göttingen has several freely accessible self-study courses to improve one's skills in the area of information and media literacy.
Strengthening media competence
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has a useful media literacy framework. (In German.)
The CRAAP-Test is one of the standard guidelines for testing the reliability of information. It was originally developed by the Meriam Library at California State University.
Information Literacy Group
This British organization offers practical guidance for those who are not yet familiar with the principles of information literacy. Among other things, useful information sheets (flyers) are available for download.
Catalogue of the university libraries
Swisscovery is the new portal of the Swiss university libraries to search their catalogues and access their digital resources.
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is a search engine offered by Bielefeld University for finding - and in many cases reading or downloading - academic publications.
What is data literacy?
The Higher Education Forum on Digitization offers a detailed report on data literacy (PDF) that includes useul definitions and recommendations.
Continue to the next literacy area: Information resources for digital production, research and innovation