Definition of Myth
Traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the worldview of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Myths relate the events, conditions, and deeds of gods or superhuman beings that are outside ordinary human life and yet basic to it.... A culture's myths are usually closely related to its religious beliefs and rituals.
"myth." Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2009. Credo Reference. Web. 11 May 2012.
Information Literacy Learning Outcomes
Learn the steps to create a cohesive and coherent research paper. (Your Position Paper and Annotated Bibliography contribute to the final Research Paper.)
Identify the purpose and audience of potential information sources - popular vs. scholarly.
Recognize prejudice, deception, or manipulation in information sources.
Understand the importance of recording all pertinent citation information for future reference.