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Info Skills Road Trip: 3 - Searching: Getting Started

Go to the Toolkit!

The Info Skills Road Trip has been retired, and is no longer being used or updated.

We have a new suite of self-paced modules to help you get onboard with research at university!

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit to get tips and advice to unpacking your assignment question, finding resources, evaluating what you find and referencing your sources.

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit by clicking here

Finders Way

Detours associated with this stop

This stop is connected to the Searching for Australian Information detour - where you'll find some helpful information about using the Informit group of databases for finding reputable and reliable resources of Australian information for most subject areas.


This stop on your Info Skills journey aims to develop your information and research skills including providing information on how to find resources for your assignments.

It will help you to search quicker and search smarter.

The module will take around 30 minutes to complete and includes a number of interactive activities.

There are links in the module that go to the library homepage and other web pages. Please click on these as they will provide valuable information that will help you during your stay at Finders Way.

Let's Go Site Seeing

Students usually fall into 2 categories, those that think they can already search pretty well and those that don't.  You've probably been relying on Google a lot for your information needs, but it's time to step it up a notch.You're at University now and you need the good quality academic sources. This stop on your trip will help you develop good searching skills that will last you a lifetime.  So come along for the ride, we promise it won't be too hard and you might even enjoy the tour.


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