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Information Literacy: An essential skill to enhance your research & assignments

Tip 2: Don't Find Answers: Search for Resources to Develop Ideas

There are so many different types of resources (i.e., ideas containers) available at the library, do you know they were produced to serve very different purposes?

Let's watch the story of the information below.

In the video, each type of resource was created to serve a particular purpose: to transmit facts, to interpret the findings, to put forward a viewpoint, to let fellow workers know some important idea, and so on.

To access subject specific resources, check out our PolyU Subject Guides here.

To understand more details about each type of resources mentioned in the video, read the slides below!

Dive Deeper


Want to know more about information literacy in specific subject domains?

Enrol in "InfoLit for U" MOOC with PolyU NetID now!

Step 1 - Go to KEEP site

Go to or scan the QR code below. ​

Click Login on top right corner.

Step 2 - Link your Account

Choose University account.

Accept the Terms and follow the rest to Link your account.


Step 3 - Enrol in InfoLit 

When you see ”You are not enrolled in any courses yet”​

Go to InfoLit for U Course Site or scan the QR code below. ​

Click Enroll Now.