Module overview

Approximately 30 minutes

Student partnership

This module was developed with UQ student partners as part of a  Student-Staff Partnership project.

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain from this module will contribute to your Graduate Attributes:

  •  Courageous thinkers
  •  Connected citizens
  •  Influential communicators

This module is part of Digital Essentials, a series of online modules to help you quickly build your digital skills so you can succeed in study and work.

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Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • introduce you to different kinds of information and where to find them.
  • give advice on search strategies.
  • help you to evaluate information.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • develop a search strategy to find the best information for your needs
  • find different kinds of information using different tools
  • evaluate information you find.

Module sections

    1. What is information?
    2. Types of information
    3. Finding information
    4. Searching the internet
    5. Evaluating information
    6. Fake news, facts and data
    7. Check your knowledge
    8. More resources
    9. Conclusion.

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