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Information Research Skills Tutorials: 1A Getting started (the basics)

Finding information

1A. The Basics

Start the finding information basic tutorial

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This will introduce you to where to start looking for information sources suitable for academic writing, and then how to find them.  You already use search skills to find information in your everyday life, and these skills can also be applied to find academic sources.  The tutorial also describes how you can identify what type of information and sources you’ll need for your university work.
By the end of this tutorial, you will know:
  • where to start your research
  • how to identify what information you need
  • how and where to find information