This assignment was developed for students in NSF 100 Natural Sciences who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving and Integrative core competencies in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration.”
Strategy and exploration are the keys to effective research. Students often mistake academic research as similar to “Googling.” This session will stress the importance of mastering the research process in an academic context. It will encourage students to become familiar with the diverse tools and resources provided by the library.
This session will give students a quick outline of the research process. It will stress the importance of identifying information needs, resources and strategies. It will also provide tips and tools for managing the search process and results effectively.
Main Course Learning Objectives:
- Students will be introduced to the concept of library academic resources
- Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of information
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