6 Organising information [Recommended duration: 2 hours]

6.1 Overview

Section 6 discusses the importance of organising information systematically and suggests a number of methods and techniques. It introduces the principles and practice of effective citation, the presentation of bibliographies and the use of social bookmarking.

This section will help you to understand the importance of organising the information you have found. It will also help you describe how to use bookmarks or favourites for web resources. You will be introduced to systems that may be useful to you and learn how to reference your work and produce a bibliography.

You will find this section useful if you are currently involved in project work or longer assignments.

The activities in this section may take up to two hours to complete. Some require you to use paper and pen to make notes or record your thoughts.