An interactive tutorial to support you learn how to find information you need quickly and use it effectively.
What can this tool be used for?
To develop your information literacy skills.
How do you use it?
This tool breaks down information literacy into six simple steps (question, sources, find,evaluate, combine, and share and apply). As you work through each step you are presented with activities that help you develop your information literacy skills.
Outcomes of using this tool
The anticipated outcomes of using this tool are that you will have a better understanding of how to:
- Think about what information you need to know
- Create focused search questions
- Identify keywords and equivalent words
- Distinguish between explicit and implicit information
- Identify sources of information
- Know what sources will best suit your information need
- Understand the value of search engines.
- Use a search engine
- Use Google features
- Understand general search strategies, including using the AND, OR, and NOT functions.
- Make quick and informed decisions as to whether information is credible and reliable
- Evaluate explicit and implicit information.
- Organise your information
- Understand social bookmarking and tagging
- Use brainstorming and mind mapping to articulate ideas
- Understand and apply copyright, citations and references.
- Effectively share your information
- Communicate your information clearly
- Apply your knowledge to practice