This guide supports the work of participants in the Libraries Faculty Institute for Research-Based Learning.
Your liaison librarian can help your students learn to choose the right database or library resource and how to start with a concept and develop effective keywords. Groups of 35 or fewer can schedule a classroom visit, or librarians can visit larger classes to work with students on your particular assignment.
How to reject items
How to reject items from a list of search results - evaluating sources from the citation/abstract - make better choices of which items to pursue
From topic to question
From topic to question - forming a research question, forming a researchable question
Library Assignments from EDU 280
Librarians collaborated with education faculty to create these two assignments for Education 280 Valuing Cultural Diversity in which students write a 6-7 page paper investigating alternative perspectives on why something is occurring with particular attention to cultural perspectives other than their own. Students must use six sources for this paper, two of which must be from the perspective of the cultural group being analysed. The concept map helps students move from a topic to a research question, and the source table structures the process of evaluating and using or rejecting sources. The rubric was used to grade the assignment.
Reading scholarly articles
How to paraphrase
Realistic strategies for scaling
Moving from 30 to 130 students
You Suggest One
Customizable help docs
How to engage literature/articles in the context of the discipline - see connections across articles
Close the loop
Close the loop - how to get students to actually use the LIBRARY for research, not just the open internet.
Learning Outcome Information
Learning outcomes and information literacy standards: