Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 13 Hours. 12 one hour lectures.
Seminars / Tutorials 9 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Presentation: Oral presentation  20%
Semester Assessment Report: Evaluation report  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Two hour written examination.  50%

Learning Outcomes

by the end of the module students should be able to:

  • explain what is meant by the term 'information sources' and describe the various formats in which information is published;
  • critically evaluate information sources based on the criteria discussed in lectures and seminars;
  • discuss the relative strengths and weaknessess of both print-based and electronic information sources.

Brief description

This module investigates a wide range of formal and informal information sources and looks at their characteristics, value and use and some of the problems associated with them. Electronic and print-based sources are also compared and analysed.


This module is at CQFW Level 4