3 Planning a search [Recommended duration: 2 hours]
Section 3 goes through the steps of planning a specific search for information, introducing the systems and tools to be used, and how to access catalogue and database resources.
This section looks at the next stage in the process of finding information and the sorts of information systems you might use, such as catalogues, databases and the World Wide Web.
You will be given guidance as to how to find the information you need, and to plan how you will go about retrieving it.
The activities in this section may take up to two hours. Some require you to use paper and pen to make notes or record your thoughts.