To acquire new information you must:
Take the time to think about what sources are available to you, which are best suited to your task and will allow you to get the information in sufficient time.
Not all sources that contain information about your topic/question/task will be well suited to your needs. Some will be too technical - for example, there will be many medical websites that contain highly technical definitions of meningitis and its symptoms but our task requires information suitable for parents. Some sources are quickly accessed (e.g. our own Information Centre), others take more time but are worth the wait (e.g. Dunedin Public Library).
Here are some sources to consider:
Key words and phrases can be used to find sources AND to find relevant information within sources.
In a similar way your key words and phrases can be reused with books too!
Acquiring new information can lead you to new key words, phrases or seeking questions - which might then need to be tried with sources you have already visited!
Reviewing is an on-going process, not something that you do once. Often the sign that you need to review is that you reach a dead end. Below are some ideas of what you might do review at each stage.
When you think you have answered your seeking questions go on to use your information. You can always go back and acquire more information if you need it.
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