Information Methods takes a highly practical approach that helps students to acquire the skills they need to handle and communicate information with confidence in a wide variety of situations. Students can practice building their analytical and creative thinking skills. Students will also develop the writing and research skills that are vital for success in an academic context. The book's coverage extends to the different forms of writing in a business context. In addition, students are introduced to Web 2.0, social networking, database processing, global information systems and usability issues. This custom edition is published for Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia.