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Academic work is based on finding and processing information and sources. That’s why it’s important that you develop your skills in searching for and managing information for your academic assignments. 

As a student, you need to deal with large amounts of information and many different types of sources when you start a university assignment. University assignments are based on information from sources – books, articles, websites, etc. – that you read, use and process in your text. 

Find and manage sources 

You must be able to find the right sources for your assignment and be able to manage the sources once you have found them. It’s therefore important that you know where to look for sources, how to find them, and how to assess the credibility and relevance of your sources. It’s also important that you quote and insert references correctly when you use those sources. 

Before you start 

Before you begin your literature search, it’s a good idea to talk to your supervisor, teacher or fellow students about your topic and your thoughts on it. They may be able to point you in the direction of some literature or keywords that you hadn’t thought of yourself. Remember to gain an overview of the assignment’s scope, type and deadline.