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Guide to information retrieval: Home


This self-study guide is intended for both independent studying and to complement the information skills training offered by Learning Centre.

Searching for information

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Why should I study information retrieval?

All graduating students should have good information retrieval skills:
  • recognising your information need
  • knowing how to seek for and locate information
  • being able to critically and ethically evaluate and use the information retrieved


Good skills in information retrieval will improve your speed and performance in your academic and professional life and lead to better results.