Welcome to the first Credo Information Literacy Module Getting Started with Research. The purpose of this module is to get you thinking about how rapidly the information environment that is so much a part of our lives has changed, and is constantly changing. Such rapid and radical change demands that we respond by equipping ourselves with the knowledge and know-how to understand 1) how and by whom information is constructed, 2) the value of information, 3) how research is inquiry, 4) how scholarship is a big “human” conversation, 5) and that searching for information is an exciting strategic exploration. This module is the first of six. We recommend that you make your way – at your own pace and in your own time – through each module in numerical order (Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, etc.). Each module offers opportunities to engage your own thinking about information, the information environment, and media culture as you learn the fundamentals necessary for becoming an information literate person. You can even take the various self quizzes to gauge your learning. If you want to find out more about the information environment and how to navigate its sometimes rugged terrain, please don’t hesitate to contact Jack Daniels or any of the Proctor Library’s librarians. They make their living engaging information and utilizing it in an academic environment like Flagler College.