Developing your information skills is an important part of studying and will help you at University, as well as being valuable to future employers.
Information skills include finding, evaluating and managing the latest and most appropriate information for your assignments.
As you are doing your research, make sure you evaluate the quality and usefulness of the sources you consult. To do this, have a think about some key quality criteria that will help you work out if the source is a good one to use, also known as the CRAP criteria:
Getting too many or too few results? Watch Simple Searching to find out how you can improve:
Succeed@Solent is a resource designed to help you make the most of your time at university by helping you to understand what it means to be a student, and how to achieve the best that you can.
It offers a range of online materials to help you improve your learning including:
Don't forget to check out the Library's online and printed learning skills books (find the printed versions on Floor 1A).