Searching as Strategic Exploration

Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This research log is designed as a general-level tool for any class with a research component, and to be modified for specific classes. 
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
These .pdfs offer students examples of three different search strategies.  Students can then construct their own on the 2nd page.  These exercises can be used to assess student understnading of keywords and Boolean operators.
Contributor: Todd Heldt
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as InquirySearching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC
This lesson asks students to create their own visual representations of the research process and introduces them to the idea of research as a circular process rather than linear. Learning Outcomes: Students understand research as a non-linear process of explorationStudents acquire strategies for moving through the research process effectively Students plan for successful completion of research assignments
Contributor: Jennifer Hasse
Resource Type(s): Lesson Plan
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as InquirySearching as Strategic Exploration
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A one-shot or seminar class on fake news tied to source evaluation. Examination of the factors at play in the creation of misinformation; insight into how to select sources; tools and strategies for evalutating content of stories, authors, and news outlets.
Contributor: Jennifer Hasse
Resource Type(s): ActivityLesson Plan
Discipline(s): Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A visual guide that explains where to find energy and sustainability information.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Resource Type(s): Research Guide
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Economics
Type of Institution: University
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A visual research guide that is designed to help students with a small business research project.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Resource Type(s): Research Guide
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Business
Type of Institution: University
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A visual research guide that is designed to help students with a legal issue research project.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Resource Type(s): Research Guide
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Business
Type of Institution: University
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
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 a research guide that supports the Clinical Reasoning classes at the New England College of Optometry. The tutorial is sectioned off by class year. The OD1 section covers how to find professionally appropriate information, evaluate information found through Google, and identify study designs. OD2 provides information on creating a differential diagnosis using evidence-based medicine. The OD3 section re-visits the appraisal process of vetting scientific articles and demystifies the steps involved in reading a scientific study. The section for the students' final year, OD4, contains information on how to access resources after graduation and apply evidence-based optometry in clinic rotations. 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

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