Module Identifier IL30410  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite IL10510 Normally, IL10610  
Course delivery Lecture   One hour lecture per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours One hour seminar or practical session per week  
  Practical   4 Hours 4 x 1 hour  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  
  Project work     50%  


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

Brief description

Taking as its starting point the nature of business itself, the course first explores how and why business needs and uses information. The aim is then to develop a critical awareness of those sources which report on the commercial environment including knowledge of their origin, content, and role. Through practical work and seminars between the lectures, using a range of mainly electronimc resources, participants gain practical business information retrieval and interpretation skills.


To gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment.

Reading Lists

M A Lowe. (1999) Business Information at Work. Aslib, London