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Information Literacy for First Year Students: 6. FIND YOUR WAY

Information Literacy Programme for first year students. Start with "Home" and finish with "Unit 7: Information Identity" Assistance to enrol, click here Blackboard user

Find your way

In the age of information overload and technology advancements, learning how to effectively search for information and knowing what to do with the information is a crucial skill to master. Applying proper search techniques will not only help you to find the best information, but also saves you time. 

This component focuses on developing your searching techniques by using various searching techniques and strategies to get the best information for your information needs. 

Search techniques

Search techniques are ways of using search terms in finding required information from search tools, such as search engines (Google), the library catalogue and online databases. 

To achieve good search results, it is necessary to use search techniques.
The following are some of the most common search techniques that are applicable to various searching tools.
• Boolean Logic
• Parenthesis
• Phrase searching
• Truncation
• Wildcards
• Field searching