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Information searching

Stages of information searching

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Information searching... a process that has different stages.

Searching for information may feel difficult but it helps to divide the ordeal into smaller sections. You will save time and get the best end result possible by planning your information searching beforehand and focusing thoroughly on the different stages.

The process starts with your information need and search topic and continues with listing key concepts and search terms. You then choose suitable search techniques and the information source. If you do not find what you are looking for, go back to previous stages and modify them for a new search. After finding a good source, you evaluate its reliability and availability and use it ethically in your work.

The stages of the process of information searching are described in more detail in the following subpages.

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