Information searches are a part of everyday life. The skills to find essential information and to know how to use it are one knowledge area required from those graduating from a university of applied sciences.
Searching for information is mainly problem solving and some kind of detective work, too. You need to approach the subject from different angles, try different search terms, and refine the search according to the search results. Information searching skills can be developed only by making searches and by learning from your mistakes.
The purpose of the material is to introduce the basics of information searches in general. A list of all electronic resources acquired to Oulu UAS Library’s use can be found on these web pages. For more information on how to use e-resources, ask the library staff or see the instructions of the individual e-resources.
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These skills make the foundation for lifelong learning.
Search skills are an essential part of information skills.
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