Finding the right information for the right task requires skills which are usually called “information literacy” or “information skills”, or sometimes “information retrieval skills”.
These include looking for information on books of course, but also using the Internet in an effective way.
LEARNING TO USE THE INTERNET
* The Quality Information Checklist allows you to learn strategies to decide on the quality of the information you find online:
* The Internet Detective is a more in-depth resource offering practical advice on the adequacy of websites and offering strategies to evaluate the information found:
LEARNING TO USE GOOGLE TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL
This Prezi by Penney Matos and Tony Vincent shows us the potential of Google when doing research. Most just “search and click”, but there is so much more to it. Have a look: