Finding Information Online

University study increasingly involves being able to find information for yourself, rather than simply receiving it from teachers. The main source of information today is, of course, the internet, but finding the information that you want, and ensuring that it is reliable, is not always straightforward. The materials in this topic will take you through some of the ways that you can make searching the internet more useful for your studies.

Boolean Logic and Search Strategies

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Estimated study time 10 mins
What is Boolean logic? Why use Boolean search?

Evaluating Information

2.5
Estimated study time 30 mins
Not everything you find, especially stuff you come across on the web, is of a good standard!

Finding information for your assignment

3.75
Estimated study time 20 mins
This tutorial will introduce you to some basic searching techniques to help you find the most relevant information for your assignment.

Free Music Directory

2.879395
Estimated study time 30 mins
Find music or other sounds that are always safe to include in your podcast, webcast or blog.

Free Video Directory

3.17647
Estimated study time 30 mins
Find video snippets that are always legal and safe to include in your video podcast, videoblog or online video.

Getting the most out of Google

0
Estimated study time 1 hour
Understanding Google Search results, and more.

Internet for audio resources

0
Estimated study time 1 hour
Online tutorial to help you learn how to use the internet to find audio resources for your work quickly and efficiently.

Internet for English

0
Estimated study time 1 hour
Online tutorial to help university students develop their internet research skills.

Internet for image searching

3
Estimated study time 1 hour
Would you like to learn how to use the internet to find copyright cleared images for your work, quickly and efficiently?

Internet for video and moving images

0
Estimated study time 1 hour
Online tutorial to help you learn how to use the internet to find video resources for your work quickly and efficiently.

Research using the internet

3.30769
Estimated study time 30 mins
More and more students are turning to the internet when doing research for their assignments.

RSS in Plain English

2.96
Estimated study time 3 mins
An introduction to RSS as a way to save time reading websites.

Web Searching: finding, evaluating and referencing information online

0
Estimated study time 30 mins
This tutorial provides a basic overview of some key issues to consider when searching for information on the web.

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