Library Research Modules
These short lessons (10-15 min.) feature interactive practice questions that can help you gain mastery of library research skills and the ethical use of information.
These learning module URLs can be added to all courses in Blackboard or Canvas to augment course instruction. If you have any questions please contact: Kaya van Beynen, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Avoiding plagiarism by learning when you need to document your sources
- Learn to cite sources according to the citation style found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (APA), 6th Edition.
- Identify key concepts
- Find an appropriate balance between Precision and Recall
- Search by database field and subject
- Apply Boolean search logic
- Identify when you have sufficient resources
- How to individually evaluate your information sources using the CRAAP framework
- How to evaluate individual documents based on the strengths and weaknesses of their Evidence and Argument
- How to assess a collection of sources by looking for Areas of Agreement and Areas of Disagreement
- The Peer-Review process
- The structure and characteristics of scholarly research
- Practical tips to locate peer reviewed journal articles, empirical research, and seminal publications
- Learn about the various characteristics and types of the acquisition and dissemination of information
- Practice answering questions designed to help you assess and use the various types of information resources.
- Learning the distinctive qualities of abstracts and introductions
- Exploring the purpose, and various types of formats and structures for annotated bibliographies
- Examining different purposes and corresponding organizational frameworks for literature reviews