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Module B Searching

Computer study area in the mcclay library
Module B

Read the following information carefully and then complete the short quiz at the end to test your knowledge. You can then move on to Module C: Plagiarism and Referencing

Module B: Searching The Web

The following topics are presented in sequence in Module B: Searching the Web:

  1. Searching
  2. Website Evaluation
  3. Google
  4. Google Scholar
  5. Wikipedia

By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘information literacy’.
  • Understand what type of information you are required to find at university
  • Recognise where and how that information can be found online, and develop an effective strategy for obtaining it
  • Compare and evaluate different websites
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Google and other search engines
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Wikipedia