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LIB310 Using Datastream


Brief Description:

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, information literacy (IL) is defined as a set of skills which requires an individual to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. The ability to make the best use of the information in the information overloaded era is crucial. This workshop will provide an overview of the key features of Datastream. Different functions and advanced skills on data retrieval using Excel add-on will be demonstrated. The acquired skills will form the basis for student’s future levels of education as well as for their lifelong learning.



To provide students with knowledge on various aspects of using Datastream.


Duration: 60 min.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training session, students will be able to:

  • Have an overview on different types of information available in Datastream in order to know the strengths and weaknesses of Datastream.
  • Apply different search strategies in using Datastream in order to extract relevant information efficiently and effectively.
  • Use Excel to extract information from Datastream in order to make better use of the data for further analysis and build complex models and reports.


Teaching Method

  • In-class presentation


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