Finding and evaluating information

This section identifies some key literacies to help you find, evaluate and manage digital information.

Finding and managing information

What
Effective online searching for information gives fast access to existing and new work within subject areas. It involves identifying search criteria and appropriate resources (e.g. journals, books, blogs) to search, as well as keeping up to date through using social media.

Why
Finding information online quickly and effectively is an important skill to support your studies, and these skills are highly valued in the workplace.

How
University of Brighton pages on Finding Information

Evaluating information

What
Critically evaluating online information means establishing its quality, for example questioning the credentials of the author. This is important in an online context as material published digitally does not have the same checks and restrictions to publication that exist for books and journals.

Why
Being sure that you are using reliable sources is key to using online materials in your studies, and is an important analytical skill valued by employers.

How
University of Brighton pages on Finding Information

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