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Inform Your Thinking: Who Do You Trust and Why?

The Inform Your Thinking video series introduces students to the frames of the ACRL Framework in an easy-to-understand manner by using conversational tone, approachable peer hosts, relatable comparisons, and eye-catching graphics. This video introduces students to the Authority is Constructed and Contextual frame by showing how being an authority on a topic varies by context and information need, and may shift from one situation to the next. Students will glean tips for discerning authority with academic topics by deciphering author credibility, recognizing the value of peer-review, and examining the evidence. 

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Multidisciplinary
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

Inform Your Thinking: Research is a Conversation

The Inform Your Thinking video series introduces students to the frames of the ACRL Framework in an easy-to-understand manner by using conversational tone, approachable peer hosts, relatable comparisons, and eye-catching graphics. This video introduces students to the Scholarship as Conversation frame by comparing research to conversations between different “voices” that each contribute a unique perspective on a topic. Students will explore useful tips on becoming a part of this conversation within their specific field of study, as well as how to decipher the voices in certain conversations.

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

Empower SWOT Analysis with Research

Graphic research handout that will help student understand how to conduct SWOT analysis. Print this handout into bookmark size: when printing PDF, choose page sizing & handling Multiple, page per sheet (Custom 2 by 1), page order  (horizontal reversed), print on both sides of the paper (flip on short edge), orientation (landscape).

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Business

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CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA

The Un-Research Project sample materials

The Un-Research Project was created and implemented by Allison Hosier as part of a credit-bearing information literacy course in 2014. The project, a twist on the traditional annotated bibliography, and its connections to themes from the ACRL Framework were detailed in an article published in Communications in Information Literacy in 2015.This resource includes a list of materials associated with the project that can be adapted for use for anyone interested in implementing the un-research project or a similar one as part of their instruction.

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Not Discipline Specific
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

Citations

The Citations lesson is mapped to Information has Value and Scholarship as Conversation Frames. It discusses why citations are a foundation of scholarly communication and the basic components of a citation. Through infographics and videos, students will learn the differences between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting.

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Search Strategies

The Search Strategies lesson is mapped to the Searching as Strategic Exploration Frame and introduces the concept of strategic searching in order to use search tools more effectively. By understanding strategic searching techniques, students will be able to not only compose an initial search query, but will be able to refine and revise their search in order to locate relevant sources. In this lesson students will learn how to:Identify keywords and search termsStrategically combine search terms using Boolean operators and punctuationEvaluate search results to apply useful search refinements

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Question Authority

The Question Authority lesson is mapped to the Authority is Constructed and Contextual Frame.  The lesson introduces the concept of authority in the research process, that it is constructed and contextual, and that the authority sought changes based on the research question. Criteria for evaluating authority are discussed, as is the idea that not all voices are represented in authoritative conversations.

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Types of Information

The Types of Information lesson is mapped to the Information Creation as a Process Frame and introduces various types of information in relation to typical research questions. Characteristics of information are discussed including what criteria can be used to identify popular, professional, and scholarly materials.  

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Scholarly Conversations

The Scholarly Conversations lesson is mapped to the Scholarship as Conversation Frame and introduces the concept of scholarly conversations developing over time, and how to follow a scholarly conversation.

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Access Matters

The Access Matters lesson is mapped to the Information has Value Frame and introduces the concept of information access barriers and their consequences using the themes of Government, Research, and Well-Being.

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Discipline(s): 
Multidisciplinary
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CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

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