The acronym SAFER, introduced by the UCL Institute of Education (UCL IOE), is used to highlight the importance of understanding the initial steps to becoming information literature. The acronym is reused under the CC-NC-BY-SA license and any reuse must acknowledge UCL IOE.
This guide provides information on the basics of searching. It also has information on how to come up with a search strategy, how to conduct a 'QuickSearch' on the catalogue and how to move to conducting a more 'Advanced Search'. It is recommended you follow the examples provided to learn effective searching techniques. There is also a section on 'Reading the Reading list' as often you have to decipher whether what you are searching for is a book, a chapter in a book or an article in a journal or a magazine.