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Information Skills Toolbox

Step by step search plan

How can you search for information efficiently and effectively and use it correctly? Use a search plan to systematically search for the information you need:

1. What am I looking for? (determining topic)
2. Which search terms are relevant for my topic? (gathering search terms)
3.Where am I going to search? (selecting sources)
4.How am I going to search? (search methods)
5.What did I find? (assess information)
6. How can I use information correctly? (referencing)