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Finding information in information technology and computing

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The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This free course, Finding information in information technology and computing, will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • conduct searches efficiently and effectively
  • find references to material in bibliographic databases
  • make efficient use of full text electronic journals services
  • critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
  • understand the importance of organising information.

By: The Open University

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Finding information in information technology and computing

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The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This course will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in Computing & IT [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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