Welcome to the Information Skills module.
aim of this module is to help you search effectively for information for
your assignments and projects. In other words, it will show you how to
carry out a successful literature search. You’ll learn how to:
your research topic.
your search terms.
your search terms to improve your search.
the most relevant sources.
and manage your results.
sources that will keep you up to date.
To get the most from the module, we recommend that you
work through all the topics displayed on the menu to the left of the
Throughout this module you will see
links to short videos which are part of Cardiff University's Information Literacy Resource Bank. We recommend that you watch these as they
illustrate the different stages of searching and the sources you can use in
an engaging and entertaining way. They follow the routes taken by two
students - one who searches effectively and efficiently and the other who
wastes a lot time . And, whilst they show how to search from a Cardiff
University student's perspective the techniques and thought processes used
will be the same for University of Ulster students.