Using Information Resources - what does this mean?
When you read, view or listen to different information resources, you need to think about how to use them to answer your purpose. Remember to look back at your tasks and the questions that you came up with, they are what you are looking for information for.

Here are some points to help you think about how to use the information resources:
  • Scan or look through the information resources. Look for your keywords and phrases to help you find relevant information.

  • Think! If you don't understand the information resource, don't use it! Try another one!

  • Think! If the information resource doesn't have any useful information, don't use it! Try another one!

  • Try to make connections - can you link the information to what you already know?

  • Select only the most useful information, you don't need everything.

  • Take some notes, but remember don't copy. Write down some ideas about the facts that help you answer your tasks. Don't copy, but write your ideas in your own words.

  • Try to use more than one resource. If you find the same facts in different resources, then you know that it is more likely to be correct and reliable.

  • Use your notes to help you create your presentation, essay, report or project.