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Information Essentials: Module 1: Types of Information

Aims & Objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand the different types of information
  • Recognise that credible sources of information are important for research

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

  • Identity the different types of information and its uses in your studies
  • Locate academic sources of information using Library and web resources

What’s in this module?

  1. What is information?
  2. Credible sources of information
  3. Academic sources of information
  4. Database scholarly materials
  5. Generative AI
  6. Quiz & feedback


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Module 1 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 15 minutes


Complete the module