Research as Inquiry

The purpose of this activity is to inspire students to adopt structured methods when they explore and retrieve information. It is based on lab notebooking methods and on managing and documenting the flow of references in Zotero, a reference management software.The first principle is based on a tree of collections to manage the references arriving in the Zotero library. Some basic methods are suggested and the students are invited to create their own. The second principle is based on standalone notes to document all the research process through online database, libraries and experts.
Contributor: Pascal Martinolli
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as InquirySearching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: CollegeUniversity
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
”Evidence Based Optometry" is an interactive research guide that supports the Clinical Reasoning classes at the New England College of Optometry. There are four sections to the tutorial: ask, acquire, appraise and apply. These sections align with the four steps of evidence-based medicine. The research guide emphasizes the “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” frame by including a health information-focused CRAAP test and the evidence pyramid. It also emphasizes the “Research as Inquiry” frame as students learn how to craft background and foreground questions.
Contributor: Melissa Lydston
Resource Type(s): Tutorial
Discipline(s): Health
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License CC-BY-NC-ND
This module is intended to address fundamental information literacy skills appropriate for students in the first two years of college. It is designed to be incorporated into any LMS for use in both online and face to face courses. The module is divided into five self-paced chapters that progress through the stages of a student research process. Each chapter should take roughly 30 minutes to complete, and covers two to three learning outcomes that lend themselves to early college student information literacy and align with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2016.
Contributor: Olivia Reinauer
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: Community or Junior College
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
This template gives space to outline an Information Literacy session, allowing a department to create a more cohesive program, or a single librarian to maintain an organized sense of their own sessions.This single page template gives space for teaching and learning activities, applying a frame, tools used for the session, assesment techniques used, time taken, as well as assigning it to a course and instructor.
Contributor: Hanna Primeau
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
Paper discussing a proposal for an information fluency initiative at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Contributor: Greg Hardin
Resource Type(s): PublicationWhite PaperOther
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
University of North Texas Libraries' Library Literacy Escape Room Student Learning Outcomes as tied to ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) created in planning stages of the UNT Libraries Escape the Library escape room created for UNT First Flight (freshman orientation).  
Contributor: Greg Hardin
Resource Type(s): Learning Outcomes List
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA
This exercise offers students a list of curated links that they will use to complete an assigned project on green roofs.  Students must evaluate, summarize, annotate, cite, and synthezize the materials in a completed document containing an ultimate recommendation for a course of action. Requires EBSCO access.
Contributor: Todd Heldt
Resource Type(s): Assignment Prompt
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA
The Evidenced-Based Practice lesson is mapped to the Research as Inquiry Frame and addresses how to match a clinical question to types of research evidence.
Contributor: Joelle Pitts
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA
This program targets students who have been identified as individuals who would benefit from enrichment and academic and social preparation for success in a university setting. The library offers a six-week, one-credit course through the Africana Studies and Latino Studies programs entitled “Research Strategies”. This course introduces students to skills needed to successfully perform academic research in a university library, focusing primarily on the ACRL Frames regarding authority, value, inquiry and strategic exploration of information
Contributor: Tony Cosgrave
Discipline(s): Ethnic Studies
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Need to add an active learning exercise in your info lit workshop? Consider designing an escape room where students work in teams and compete against other while self-teaching how to conduct research. 
Contributor: Ray Pun
Resource Type(s): Activity
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved

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