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When carrying out research, finding information is a phase to which one has to return several times during the research process. The acquisition of information can be viewed of as a process, starting from preparing for an information search and going on to implementing the search. After performing searches, the search results are evaluated to decide how appropriate they are, and efforts are made in order to obtain the most relevant documents for your research purposes 
This material is intended to help you efficiently perform the various stages of finding information. It presents practice, tools and ideas. In addition, this chapter contains further tools for keeping up to date with your own research topic with the help of Current Awareness Services. A collection of information sources is also presented, along with aids for finding information sources for different disciplines.