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Finding Information: Finding Information


In today’s information-driven world, information skills are more important than ever. With an overwhelming amount of information available at the click of a button, the ability to effectively locate, evaluate and use information is crucial in life, learning and work.

Through a range of textual, audio-visual, and interactive material, this guide aims to support University of Suffolk students and staff to develop their information skills.

After working through this content, you will be able to:

  1. Unpack and articulate your information needs in academic, professional and personal contexts.
  2. Plan and execute information searches to find the most appropriate sources
  3. Apply critical thinking skills in the evaluation and selection of a range of information sources, discerning where information may be inaccurate, biased or misleading.
  4. Appropriately and ethically manage information sources.
  5. Utilise information sources to satisfy identified needs, addressing gaps in understanding or evidence.

Guide Contents

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