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PG Cert Learning and Supporting Teaching in Higher Education: Information skills

What are information skills?

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Information skills are:

  • knowing where and how to search sources effectively
  • understanding which types of resources are most useful for your work
  • the ability to reference your work properly

Free Academic Internet Resources

As well as the information skills available from library  there are also many useful free resources available online.

The Free Academic Internet Resources library guide is packed with lots of great links to research and study skills websites and is well worth a look.

Especially useful is the Open University's SAFARI -Skills in Accessing, Finding and Reviewing Information, which is an online tutorial that will help you develop your information skills.