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Skills at Library Essentials

Guides to search skills and using library research resources

Search skills beyond university

The search skills you will learn at university go beyond just searching for resources for your assignment.

These are transferrable skills which you will use in your everyday life and in the workplace.

You are searching for, judging and consuming information every day. 

This section of the guide will take you through:

  • Finding company information: researching potential employers
  • Fake news (what it is and how to spot it!)

Beyond this, many of the skills you will learn about in the rest of this guide could be useful to you in lots of areas of your life. You might be able to do a more efficient search for a product or service, think about the quality of information you read online or try out alternative search engines.