Using the Web


Read the following information carefully and complete the short quizzes to test your knowledge. You can then move on to the next section Plagiarism & Referencing

Using the Web

The following topics are presented in this section:

  1. Searching
  2. Website Evaluation
  3. Google
  4. Google Scholar
  5. Wikipedia
  6. Social Media
  7. Email at University

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘information literacy’
  • Understand what type of information you are required to find at university
  • Recognise where and how that information can be found online, and develop an effective strategy for obtaining it
  • Compare and evaluate different websites
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Google and other search engines
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Wikipedia
  • Understand how to protect your reputation online
  • Use social media responsibly
  • Engage appropriately via social media and email


Now move to the next page Email at the University

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