Introduction To Digital Literacy for Scholars


As is the case with anything scholarly, there are many different interpretations of what constitutes a document. Generally, documents can be considered items created by people that record an idea, or event. Under this broad definition, books, letters, articles, photographs, and even prehistoric cave paintings can all be considered documents. Items that are found online such as websites, blogs, and digital images are also documents. Academic research is all about reading and understanding all sorts of different types of documents. You are also called about to create new documents that detail your own observations, thoughts and activities.