Learning and teaching resources on the topic of finding good quality information and keeping up to date with new publications.
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|Resource title and description||Type|
|Identifying the key ideas to research|
An activity to help identify key ideas or concepts before beginning research.
|Literature searching cycle|
Image illustrating the literature searching cycle.
|Using reliable sources|
This short video suggests a range of good quality, freely available, online sources for finding reliable healthcare-related information. A transcript is available.
|Finding appropriate sources|
This Xerte tutorial is aimed at postgraduate taught level students. It covers:
|Evaluating the evidence: finding good quality information online|
This Xerte tutorial, aimed at 6th form students, covers: defining the scope of your research topic, search techniques for getting the best out of Google and search tools and web sites for finding good quality, freely available, information. This tutorial is part of the Evaluating the Evidence Suite created to support schools offering the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.
|Rote vs. deep learning|
Image comparing rote learning and deep learning.
|Finding and using eBooks|
This video demonstrates how to find and use academic eBooks at Cardiff University, concentrating on using the main eBooks platform - Dawsonera.
|Top tips on using the library|
Current students dispense handy hints and useful advice in English and Welsh about library resources and services. Aimed especially at new students. A transcript is available.
|To Google or not to Google cartoon|
Cartoon with the caption '…To Google or not to Google that is the question.'
|Tools for finding online content concept map|
Concept map showing key practices associated with finding online content together with links to relevant tools.
|Adam and Eve cartoon|
Adam and Eve cartoon: Cartoon strip with the caption of ‘…with information literacy training we could have researched the hazards of these bloody reptiles!’.
|Top tips on searching Google|
A selection of simple tips and tricks to improve the accuracy and relevance of your results when searching via this popular search engine. A transcript is available.
|LibrarySearch: Articles & More|
Video showing how to access and use LibrarySearch Articles & More to find journal articles and more for assignments and research. The video can also be found on YouTube. A transcript is available.
|Library toolkit for health|
Covers key information skills required whilst studying a subject in Health at Cardiff University.
|Finding the law|
Guidance on the key sources for finding information for law research.
|Creating a mindmap|
A customisable PowerPoint slide featuring an animation of the process of creating a mindmap.
|Creating a search query (magnet board)|
An interactive activity which develops skills in composing search queries based upon an example essay title.
|How to access journals from off-campus using Google Scholar|
This video shows how to access journals from off-campus using Google Scholar. It can also be found on YouTube.
|Google Scholar – top 5 tips|
This video shows 5 top tips for getting the best out of Google Scholar. It can also be found on YouTube.
|Finding items on your reading list – top tips|
Video giving top tips on finding items on a reading list. The video can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh. A transcript is available.
|Finding information – top tips|
The University Library Service's quick video with top tips on finding information for your studies using the electronic resources available at Cardiff University. It can also be found on YouTube in English and Welsh. A transcript is available.