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Information Essentials: Module 2: Finding Sources of Information

Aims & Objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand how to do a basic keyword and advanced search
  • Understand how to search databases and search engines

When you finish the module, you will be able to:

  • Create a search strategy
  • Search the Library for articles and books

What’s in this module?

  1. Smart searching
  2. Breaking down your question
  3. Advanced search techniques
  4. Web search: Google Scholar
  5. Library Search: Basics
  6. Library Search: eBooks
  7. Quiz & feedback


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Module 2 of Information Essentials maps to the following strategies within the Digital Literacy Framework:

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Ensure that information, academic, media and data literacy skills development are embedded in all courses, through activities and assessments aligned to the relevant course learning outcomes.


Study Timeline

We recommend completing this module by:

  Week 3


  Approximately 30 minutes


Complete the module