Library Research Modules
These short lessons (10 min.) feature interactive practice questions that can help you gain mastery of library research skills and the ethical use of information.
- 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.
- Describe how library research databases differ from each other
- Describe how library research databases differ from Internet search engines
- Use library resources to find the best database for your research
- 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
Characteristics of Information
- 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
Link to your Courses in Canvas
Faculty can add all of the modules, with a corresponding 10 point final quiz, to their courses in canvas.
The modules and optional quiz can be used as a library assignment, extra credit, or just to include in your course reference materials.
To add these to Canvas, contact:
Karla Kmetz, Instructional Designer, email@example.com
Kaya van Beynen, Instruction Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org