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Self Help: Searching & Evaluating

How to start searching

A search strategy is a method for searching for information. It's a good idea to form a search strategy before you start searching databases or search engines.    Watch the video then download a copy of the worksheet to create your own search strategy.   

Subject headings vs keywords

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Find out how best to use subject headings and keywords when you are searching for information.

Ethical use of information

An interactive tutorial to help you learn to avoid plagiarism by appropriately citing sources and knowing how and when to give credit for information and ideas taken from others.

Improve your search technique

Databases vs search engines

Find out the difference between search engines and databases and when it's best to use them.

Evaluating information