Find it! Use it! Reference it! - Information Literacy Skills Knowledge Bank
This module will introduce Information Literacy Skills (ILSs for short). These are the skills that will enable you to locate information that is appropriate for academic study, and then use and manage it effectively.
Developing high-quality ILSs will help maximise your chances of achieving good grades while you are studying at Queen Mary, but it is important to realise that these are life-long skills which will be of great value throughout your entire career.
After completing this module you will have a good understanding of:
- why it is a mistake to rely solely on Google and Wikipedia
- where you can go online to get reliable information
- some methods you can use to evaluate the information you find, and an understanding and increased awareness of the issues surrounding plagiarism
- some of the main referencing styles used in academic writing
- how you can use freely available software to efficiently manage your library of references and get the most from them
Don't worry if you come across any unfamiliar terminology when working through the module; you will see that at the end we have provided a Glossary of short explanations.