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Helpful resources and a solid methodology can be key to a successful research project. We'll show you some tips for finding relevant resources, and guide you through the beginning stages of developing your methodology.By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Locate resources relevant to your researchIdentify potential methodologies
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry
When it comes to research, a little planning goes a long way. We’ll go over how to come up with a research plan and start a research notebook!By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Create a timeline of your research goalsDocument your research progress
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process
Coming up with a good research question is essential for any research! Whether you're joining a faculty-led group or initiating an independent research project, research questions will be central to your work.By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Generate potential research questionsRefine and improve your research questionsExplain the broader significance of your research questionIf you are joining a faculty-led project, you can still benefit from working through this tutorial. Learning about the process of generating a research question can prepare you for your future...
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation
Once you've decided to do research, the next step is to make a list of research opportunities that interest you!By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Identify your research interestsIdentify potential mentors and research projectsMake a list of potential mentors and research projectsThis workshop was created by UCLA's WI+RE team.
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation
Before getting started with research, it's important to know the difference between faculty- and student-led projects, as well as how to earn course credit for your research.By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Identify benefits of faculty- and student-led research projectsIdentify differences between SRP 99 and Departmental 195-199.
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process
Anyone can get started with research—all it takes is curiosity and persistence!By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Describe the nature of researchList reasons to do researchArticulate your goals for doing researchThis workshop was created by UCLA's WI+RE team.
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation
Congratulations! You've spent weeks, months, and maybe even years working on a research project that you're proud of. Now you will need to present your research and its significance in a concise manner. You will learn how to share your research in two formats: the research abstract, and the elevator speech.By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:Write a research abstractDeliver an effective elevator speech about your research project
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
Keeping track of all your sources can be frustrating and overwhelming—but with a little bit of organization, managing sources can be a breeze!In this activity, you will learn how to auto-generate your bibliography in virtually any citation style, keep track of your sources, and more! This workshop will show you how Zotero can help save and organize your research sources.By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:Install Zotero and create a Zotero accountSave and organize your sourcesQuickly generate a bibliography in your preferred citation style
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has Value
Whether you're working on a capstone project, a senior thesis, or taking on an in-depth research paper, it may seem overwhelming to put together an effective plan.In this activity, you will be asked to think about your research topic or question and come up with a few concrete project goals. Then, you will learn more about the research process, what challenges and successes are to come, and several strategies to tackle your tasks!By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:Articulate your research topic or questionDefine your long-term research project goalsBreak down your long-term goals...
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process
Navigate your research with ease and pick out the best sources for your project! In this module, you'll explore the library research guides, learn strategies for finding the information you need, and find out about research consultations.By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:Find research guides related to your projectFind sources using the UCLA Library catalogFind scholarly articles using online databases
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Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration

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