How the Library can help you to master your information literacy skills

This year, the Library is offering two fully online courses developed for students to master the foundational skills in information literacy. Learn how to research like a pro – know what resources are reliable and go beyond Google for the best possible results. Both courses available are zero credit points.

The two courses include:

Fact or Fake News 

Not all information is created equal. In this course, you will learn what information is best suited for your needs. Learn how to detect bias and how to determine authority, accuracy and intended audience. You will investigate all the different ways information can be created and in turn question how to identify reliable and suitable sources. 

Access the Fact or Fake News course via the OLE canvas site.

Going beyond Google 

Sometimes Google is not enough. In this course you will develop the ability to apply universal search techniques across scholarly, government and commercial websites to become a more flexible and efficient searcher. Learn how to identify common search features on a range of websites and use them to quickly find specific sorts of information. 

Access the ‘Going beyond Google’ course via the OLE canvas site.

New Library Services Platform Drop-in Sessions

With the New Library Services Platform now live, drop in sessions are available for interested staff and students to see the new Library Search portal and ask questions.

There is no need to book – Just drop-in on the time and location specified below:

DateTimeLocationEvent link
24/01/20191pm – 2pmFisher Library –R210https://usyd.libcal.com/event/4846092
31/01/201912pm-1pmFisher LIbrary –R213https://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870831
06/02/201910am-11amConservatorium Libraryhttps://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870832
13/02/201911am-12pmHealth Sciences Libraryhttps://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870833
19/02/201910am-11amFisher Library– R210https://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870834
27/02/201910am-11amFisher LIbrary – R210https://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870835
05/03/201910am-11amConservatorium Libraryhttps://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870836
12/03/201910am-11amConservatorium Libraryhttps://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870837
21/03/201910am-11amFisher Library – R210https://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870838
26/03/201910am-11amFisher Library – R210https://usyd.libcal.com/event/4870839

For more information on the new Library Services Platform click here or to chat live to Library staff click here