Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Information Sources: Access, Use and Evaluation
Academic Year
Distance Learning
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 7 Hours.
Practical 3 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment including approximately 50 items  Production Of Bibliography:  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students be able to:

  • distinguish between various types of information source;
  • outline those sources of value to a specific user group;
  • outline how the use of information sources and needs can be studied;
  • state what is meant by bibliographic control of information sources;
  • outline the structure of a general national bibliography, with particular reference to the UK;
  • discuss various features of specific information sources, i.e. the serial, electronic/non-book materials, government publications;
  • use a range of bibliographic sources, both print and electronic;
  • produce a select subject bibliography

Brief description

This module looks at the role and function of bibliographical control of information sources. It investigates what is meant by bibliographic control, and how certain information sources, such as books, journals, government and electronic publications are controlled. Various bibliographic sources are used in workshops or for coursework.

Transferable skills

Skills addressed - either in teaching or via assessment, are:

  • independent project work;
  • IT and information handling;
  • writing in academic context;
  • self management


This module is at CQFW Level 6