The key to finding good information on your topic is to first identify what kind of information you need and then how to locate it. It may be that you only need one kind of information, such as factual data, a general overview, or in-depth research. Most of the time, however, you will need more than one kind of information. There are 5 basic steps you need to follow to find the sources that will contain the information you need:
By completing the worksheets accompanying this module you will identify the best sources of information to use for your topic. You will also identify which access tools you need to use to find these sources.
The Information Skills modules can be used independently of one another. However, before you begin this module you will need the know the following:
If you do not yet have the bibliographic information, the information in Developing Search Strategies will be helpful to you.
By the end of this module you will have physically obtained the items listed on your working "bibliography".
After completing this unit, the student will be able to: