Searching as Strategic Exploration

Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This worksheet is a tool for students to take notes about the sources they find. Based in Carol Kuhlthau's Information Search Process.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This worksheet is designed as a tool to narrow a student's topic in order to write a refined research question.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This activity is designed to provoke critical thinking about information sources throughout the research process. Students begin by recalling any prior knowledge of the subject, then consider what they would like to learn about it during their research. The activity then prompts them to consider how they will find information on their topic, and finally to describe what they have learned about it having completed their research.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Activity
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Developed for the University of Connecticut's "Research Now!" online curriculum. This worksheet is designed to work as a "Think, Pair, Share" exercise. Students begin by writing their research question, break their research question into concepts, come up with keywords, and brainstorm with a peer.
Contributor: Donovan Reinwald
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
This is a visual resource you can use to show students how to start research and the steps they should follow along the way.  This is applicable to all discplines.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at samkennedy@gmail.com
Contributor: Samantha Kennedy
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
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

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