In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains the seven things you should pay attention to when you plan the information needs of your research.
(1) Use information and communication technology to be really up to date with what's happening.
(2) Encounter different types of sources and knowing when it's important to use them. Not only academic literature but also people, social media, the environment, visual information, sound, anything that might inform you.
(3) Create your processes to tackle problems or make decisions.
(4) Connect information of all kinds that you encounter with specific projects, problems, or areas of interest.
(5) Build your knowledge base about your fields of study.
(6) Use your creativity and intuition to do something new.
(7) Seventhly using information wisely for the benefit of others.
When preparing for research tasks (e.g. articles, essay, projects, reports, thesis,...), you have to go through a series of small tasks. In this slide, it elaborates and expands the research topic before carrying out the actual search.
In this video, Prof. Christine Bruce explains that being information literate give you critical and strategic approaches to solve problems.
It's you who need to decide using which type (e.g. research or non-research based) of information to support ideas, claims, and proposals that you propose in your research task.
In this slide, it explains the 4-steps-method outlined by the University of Pittsburg and it illustrate the role information and information literacy play in each step to help learners to see the bigger picture.
When Jacob receives his term paper assignment, he cannot find previous Land Law course materials. He and his classmates discuss what they should do next in the Library. They consult the law librarian who suggests they watch the this video to get an idea on how to plan and start legal research.
In this exercise, learners are required to distinguish the information belong to "primary sources" or "secondary sources". Primary information source are anything created at the time when the incident/event happened. They were created with the intention to record the incident/event. It could be a document, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, a diary, an artifact, and so on. Secondary information source is anything (e.g., documents, records, artifacts, objects, and so on) that discuss, relates, or refers another piece of information existing elsewhere.