Information Skills

Information & Study Skills

Being able to find the information that you need from a reliable source and then be able to asses its value is a key skill. Click on a heading below to find out more information to support you on your path to independent learning. Content includes topic guides that you can download, video presentations and fun quizzes to test your knowledge!

Copyright, Referencing & Plagiarism

Here you can download our copyright, referencing & plagiarism skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.


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Click on the link to download our Harvard Referencing Guide Click on the link to download our Copyright & Plagiarism Guide Click on the link to download our Formatting Quotes Gide

Test your citation skills with this citation activity!


Evaluating Information and Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking


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Click on the link to download our Critical Thinking Guide

Check out this video explaining what Critical Thinking is all about 🙂

Evaluating Information

It is very important that you know if the resources you are using are the best. Are they up to date? Is the author an expert in their field? Download our Evaluating Information Activity Sheet to help you make a judgement about your sources:

Currency - What is the date of the source? Is it up-to-date?

Relevance - What is its relevance to your work?

Author - Is the author an expert? What is their background and experience?

Purpose - Why was it written? Is there any bias? Is it from a commercial source?

Supporting Evidence - Does the source/author give any references to back up/evidence their own work?


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Click on the link to download our Evaluating Information Activity Sheet.

Take a took at this short video on how to evaluate Information.

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Research and Data Collection

Here you will be able to download our Data Collection & Secondary Research guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.

Presentation Skills

Click on the link to download our Presentation Skills Guide


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Check out this useful video on making a great prtesentation

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