Use our glossary to find out the meaning of some of the academic research and writing terms used in this module.
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Information literacy skills (ILSs)
An important set of life-long skills that enable people to effectively locate information that is appropriate for their needs, and then use and manage it efficiently.
Frequently published title that deals with a specific academic subject. Many journals/periodicals are now published electronically and Queen Mary subscribes to over 16,000.
Knowingly or unknowingly using the work of someone else and claiming it as your own.
Reference management software
The process whereby you fully acknowledge the books and articles that you have used while writing your essays and coursework.
A book or article, website or other item, from which information has been obtained.