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Using Generative AI Responsibly for Brainstorming and Refining a Research Question

This activity involves using Generative AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini, and Pi.ai, to assist in brainstorming and refining research questions. Students will experiment with different prompts, and engage in a conversational approach with the AI to get the best, most useful results.This activity is intended to provide students with an introduction to effective GenAI prompt construction and does not explore the ethical issues of using this technology.  Estimated Time: ~1 hour, give/take 15 minThis activity is structured into three main sections:Narrowing a Topic:Experiment with different prompts to see which ones work best for narrowing down a research topic.Record the effective prompts and note whether a single interaction (single-shot) or multiple interactions (few-shot) were needed.List additional topic suggestions provided by the AI and evaluate their relevance.Refining Your Research Question:Test various prompts to refine a research question.Identify the most effective prompts and determine if a single-shot or few-shot approach was more beneficial.Document other research questions suggested by the AI and assess their usefulness.Generating Keywords/Phrases for Library Database Searches:Use prompts to generate keywords and phrases for searching in library databases.Note which prompts were most effective and whether a single-shot or few-shot approach was used.List additional keywords or phrases suggested by the AI and consider their applicability.

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Google Trends tutorial

These materials accompany the book chapter “Using Facebook and Google digital marketing tools to engage with consumer data” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press. Visual tutorial of how to euse Google Trends.

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Facebook Audience Insights tutorial

These materials accompany the book chapter “Using Facebook and Google digital marketing tools to engage with consumer data” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.Visual tutorial of how to enable and use Facebook Audience Insights, 

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Hospitality & Tourism Complete Quick Guide

These materials accompany the book chapter “Hot Topics Trade Publications Connect Research with Career Ambitions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Reading Scientific Research

Academic research articles have a structure and language that is different from our other reading materials such as textbooks. This lesson can help students new to academic research understand these differences and learn strategies for finding information in such articles.

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Media & News Literacy Toolkit

A toolkit with various instructional materials to teach media and news literacy. Includes an online activity "Fairness and Blanace" where students watch a short video on journalistic standards and answer discussion questions. Then, students can take one or both interactive tutorials on "Lateral Reading" with a focus on fact-checking and/or "Evaluating Information" based on an information need. Also includes a video on the "Anatomy of a News Website" with reflective questions and in-class assignment ideas for librarians or instructors. 

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All About Peer Review Toolkit

Toolkit for teaching all about peer review through a disciplinary and critical information literacy lens. Includes a video, discussion questions, three interactive tutorials for various disciplines, and assignment ideas.
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Using the Thesaurus in PsycArticles 2021

A 7 minute tutorial on step-by-step tips on using the Thesaurus feature of the PsycArticles database found in ProQuest Central.

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Psychology
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OneSearch Tutorial

A quick tutorial on using OneSearch, the CSUDH Library's catalog, to find books, articles, and more with hands-on practice. This tutorial uses the SpringShare LibWizard platform and you do not need an insitutional login to complete the tutorial. A text version of the tutorial is also available. 

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Zotero Tutorial

In this course, you will learn how to install Zotero software on your own devices, import citations via the Zotero web connector, and insert those ready-made citations directly into your papers.

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