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Web tools for university students: Digital Literacy Tools

This guide will feature an overview of some of our favourite Web tools and how you can use them in your studies

Request a Literature Search

Need sources for your literature review? Struggling to find sources for your assignment, research proposal or thesis?

The Library can assist with a literature search, which is a systematic and comprehensive search for published, academic material on your specific subject/topic. How do you request one? Simply go to Request a literature search .

If you are experiencing problems accessing the form, please use this link

Digital Literacy

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Digital Literacy Tools

Learning digital literacy skills is essential for students in an online learning environment. 

Microsoft’s free Digital Literacy course  will teach you how to use devices, software, and the Internet effectively to collaborate with others and to discover, use, and create information.


The course covers the following topics:

  • Course 1 - Work with computers
  • Course 2 - Access information online
  • Course 3 - Communicate online
  • Course 4 - Participate safely and responsibly online
  • Course 5 - Create digital content
  • Course 6 - Collaborate and manage content digitally
  • Transcript files
  • Teacher Resource files

 They also offer free virtual workshops and training on various Microsoft 365 applications for students. 

Alternative Search Engines and their uses

The above list is taken from:  The complete list, with detailed explanations and screen captures, can be found here.

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