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Creating Effective Keywords

by Haruko Yamauchi

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Research with OneSearch

Research with OneSearch by Linda Miles

Learning Objective(s): Students will navigate the Library's OneSearch interface to locate resources for their research projects.

Materials: Research with OneSearch Handout

Time: asynchronous


OneSearch Demo Video:

Research with OneSearch handout and demo video by Linda Miles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Finding Empirical Articles Using OneSearch - Handout

Finding Empirical Articles Using OneSearch - Handout by Linda Miles

Learning Objective(s): Students will navigate the Library's OneSearch interface to locate peer-reviewed articles and check each article to identify research articles.

Materials: Finding Empirical Articles Using OneSearch - Handout

Time: asynchronous

Finding Empirical Articles Using OneSearch - Handout by Linda Miles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Recognizing and Interpreting Empirical Articles Worksheet

Recognizing and Interpreting Empirical Articles Worksheet by Linda Miles

Learning Objective(s): Students will recognize empirical and non-empirical articles, and derive basic information about the authors' research project from the empirical article.

Materials: How to Read (and Understand) a Social Science Journal Article - Handout, one non-empirical and one empirical article relevant to the course content (labeled by the instructor as Article #1 and Article #2--a few examples are included here, but you might want to find more appropriate articles), the Recognizing and Interpreting Empirical Articles Worksheet.

Time: asynchronous, or 20-30 minutes (working in pairs synchronously)

Recognizing and Interpreting Empirical Articles Worksheet by Linda Miles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Finding a Specific Article with the OneSearch Journal Search

Finding a Specific Article with the OneSearch Journal Search - Video by Linda Miles

Learning Objective(s): Students will navigate the Library's OneSearch interface to locate and access a specific article for which they have at least the article title and journal title.

Materials: Find an Article with OneSearch Journal Search - Video

Time: asynchronous; 6:12 minutes

Find an Article with OneSearch Journal Search - video by Linda Miles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

One Perfect Source

One Perfect Source by North Carolina State University Libraries

Learning Objective(s): Students will be able to break a topic into subtopics and derive information from a variety of sources and synthesize these themselves to cover their whole topic.

Materials: access to video

Time: 2:09

One Perfect Source by NCSU Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.

Transcript available: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/perfect-source

Evaluating Information

Learning Objective(s): Students will pose relevant questions while examining sources to weigh their credibility.

Materials: 

Assessing Authority and Evaluating Credibility - this lays out foundational questions about authority and credibility of sources, and could be used for talking points or assigned as student reading.

Evaluating Sources worksheet - this is a guided worksheet for students, focusing on evaluating website and articles found on the internet, but could be adapted for use with other sources.

Supplemental informational handout when students are evaluating websites: What Does ".com/.org/.edu" Really Tell Us?

Time: Could be part of either a face-to-face or asynchronous session

The Peer Review Process

The Peer Review Process by Western University Libraries

Learning Objective(s): Students will consider how the peer review process works, in order to understand how peer review impacts credibility of sources.

Materials: access to video

Time: 1:57

The Packaging and Sharing of Information

The Packaging and Sharing of Information by Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative

Learning Objective(s): Students will consider how experts create and distribute information in different venues for different audiences, in order to find and evaluate materials for their research projects. Students will understand the importance of considering purpose and audience as they write or create, in order to produce work that is appropriate for their assignments.

Materials: access to video

Time: 3:41