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Action on Addiction: Library Guide: Information skills

Library resources and support for students studying on Addictions Counselling courses

Information skills

Find the most relevant information by developing your information skills: this will help you to make the most our of resources such as Library databases and the Library Catalogue.


Being able to effectively evaluate information you find is an important information skill, as it is by doing this that you are able determine whether or not an article or piece of information is of sufficient quality and relevance to use in your work.


It is important that you correctly cite and reference the resources you use in your assignments so that you can avoid plagiarism. The following videos explain what plagiarism is and give guidance on how to avoid it.

Plagiarism: what it is

Plagiarism: how to avoid it

Citing and referencing

The Citing and referencing section of this guide gives guidance on how to properly cite and reference your sources, and there is further information on plagiarism on the Library webpages.