Archived ( Information Online )

One of the fundamental aspects of digital capability is being IT literate.

This section of the tutorial will focus on some of the basic skills including thinking critically and creatively about information. It will focus on how to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use online materials.

Choice of Browser & Search Engine

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Web Browsers

There are multiple browsers available, all with different strengths and weaknesses. 

What is a browser? 

Popular browsers are Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Make a more informed choice of the best one for you by checking out the blog review link below.
Use different browsers to access different content. Be flexible in your choice of browser.

Search Engines

Your search engine is another important tool. Selecting the right one for the task in hand can make searching a lot easier. A list of links to relevant databases and webpages useful to your particular subject can be found on the library's Subject Guide pages.  

There are a variety of other search engines out there: don't  rely on Google. Sometimes you will find better results by using one of the alternatives.
Whilst Google is the world's most popular search engine, often it is not used to its full capacity.


Google Scholar is an excellent search engine for scholarly materials.

Make use of the subject specific databases and the library catalogue.

Searching for Images

You might want to search for images to support your writing and research. Finding copyright approval can be difficult so use a specific image search engine to do this.