Searching for Information on a Topic

4.1 Why Search for Information?

Note about Module 4 & 5 Exercise

At the end of Module 5, you will be asked to complete an exercise involving finding information on a topic and then citing it. If you learn best by doing, you can already download that exercise and work on it as you complete Modules 4 and 5.

Your university professors will often ask you to find and use information sources when you write about a topic. Why do you need to incorporate other people’s ideas? Click on each of the reasons below to learn about them.


Later you’ll learn about how to the sources you use, but next we’re going to look at how to find them.


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