Topic 6 Which tools to use?
We have identified some of the tools you might find useful when you are looking for information – the World Wide Web , library catalogues and databases. Each approach is useful in different circumstances – you may use just one of them, or all three, depending on what you want the information for.
Imagine you are writing a short assignment, due in next week, on GM food and you want to find a quote from someone else to back up one of your points.
Which tools might you use? Click on each picture for a clue and then look at the next page to see what we thought.
If, however, you were writing a long assignment (say 5000 words) on GM food, your use of the tools might be quite different. Click on each picture for a clue and then look at the next page to see what we thought.
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