Information skills eTutorials

Developing your information skills is an important aspect of studying and working. These are skills which will help you to identify, find, evaluate and manage the information that you need so that you can effectively and efficiently find the right material for your studies and work.

Check all 12 sections below for videos, presentations, tutorials, infographs or quizzes.

1. What are information skills?

2. How can the library help?

3. Introduction to literature searching

4. Analyse your question

  • Identify your question Updated! Learn how to breakdown your question to help to identify the information you need
  • Using PICO Updated! Use the PICO tool to develop a clinical question
  • More analysis tools New! Do you know your SPICE from your PICO? Learn about more tools to help you to analyse your question

5. Search skills

  • Develop your search skills  Learn how to identify your keywords and combine them to search for information
  • Using keywords, phrases, wildcards and truncation Coming soon!
  • Using a thesaurus Learn how using a thesaurus can help you to find articles via databases
  • Combining searches with boolean operators Coming soon!
  • Applying filters to focus results Coming soon!

6. Resources

7. Evaluate information

8. Using information

9. Communicating

  • Writing an academic paper Coming soon!
  • How to create an academic poster New! Hints and tips on what to consider and how to create your academic poster
  • Authorship Coming soon!
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10. Managing information