There is an ever-increasing range of resources available to support us in our learning including:
- electronic networks
- individuals, teams and organisations
- organisational intranet, library scheme, inter-library loan schemes
Information gathering skillsThe use of research findings to inform daily practice is an ongoing process. Taking the time to identify quality resources that meet your individual needs in terms of content and relevance requires a range of skills. An increasingly important source of information is the World Wide Web. There is a vast range of search tools and techniques available for you to utilise. Learning the scope and functionality of relevant databases, web search engines and meta-sites is becoming a necessary skill.
Key organisations and services are other important sources of potential information. This is where your networking skills can be particularly beneficial.