Research Skills Lesson: Information Literacy
Information literacy is the set of skills required to find, evaluate, and use information.
Writing a Research Paper
Tips for Writing Research Paper
Learning Commons Links
Additional Questions to Consider When Doing Research
What is a scholarly article?
What is considered a primary resource in this discipline?
How can I thoroughly search the scholarly literature on my subject?
How do I evaluate a resource's appropriateness for this assignment?
How does scholarly communication function within this discipline?
What sort of information is most appropriate for answering my question?
Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing
By the end of your Library Instruction Session for English 102, students should:
Be introduced to methods for developing and organizing your research
Understand a research assignment as a series of tasks: exploring, finding, reading, evaluating, interpreting, synthesizing
Understand how language conveys and constructs knowledge and establishes or disrupts authority
Be able to engage in multiple modes of library research
Understand research as a process of gathering, assessing, interpreting, and using information sources
Understand the basics of Literary Criticism
Learn to use technology to facilitate research and drafting
Be reflective about research and writing processes