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ChatGPT Bookmark (English & Spanish)

Tips and Advice on using ChatGPT effectively and ethically (English & Spanish)
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Multidisciplinary
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Research Process Reflection Prompts

This resource consists of three prompts for students to reflect on their research process at the beginning, the midpoint, and the end of a research assignment. The reflection responses can be used by librarians and instructors to identify where students are struggling in the research process and use that information to improve their teaching. 
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Not Discipline Specific
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Introduction of Lateral Reading for Media Literacy

This lesson plan introduces students to lateral reading techniques using the SIFT method. Designed and implemented for a political science introduction to international relations course, this can easily be adapted to other media literacy contexts. Students will practice lateral reading with sample news articles. Worksheets, slides, and sample articles are linked in the lesson plan. Alternative news articles can be substituted.

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Quick Quips for Business Resources

This handout on business resources was designed in collaboration with the Ciocca Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Although the quips aren't exactly witty, the aim of each remark is to answer the simple question: Why would I use this resource anyway? Even though the handout is created with a specific audience in mind, the quips could be used to highlight any of these resources, anywhere information is needed.

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The Assumption Exercise

This exercise scaffolds Google and Library resources in order to help students prepare for "career conversations" with industry professionals. The presentation is designed for a business communication class in which students conduct industry research as prepartion for a strategic professional networking assignment. The assumption exercise is designed explicitly to encourage students to question their assumptions about librarians and other career professionals. Padlet is used to encourage group work and for assessment purposes.

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Business
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Your Researcher Profile

How do you detmerine whether your research has had an impact? This lesson plan covers journal and author metrics such as Journal Impact Factors, H-index, citation counts, and altmetrics. After a mini-lecture of the definitions of these metrics and how to find them using Journal Citation Reports and Google Scholar Metrics, students create a researcher profile to position themselves as scholars. Supplies needed: Printed researcher profile handouts.This activity takes approxiately 30 minutes.  Directions: Identify a university or research center you’d want to be affiliated with, and make up a title of an article you’d be interested in writing. Then, find a real journal that would publish that article. Use Google Scholar to look up the journal’s h-index and Ulrich’s to determine if it’s open access. Make up a number for how many times you think the article would be cited!

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Using ChatGPT For Library Instruction: Information Creation as a Process

ChatGPT is an generative artificial intelligence chatbot released in November 2022 by OpenAI. What are the opportunities in using this tool to teach library instruction? This document highlights various ways to engage with learners in critically analyzing ChatGPT (version GPT-3) and its responses through the ACRL Frame: Information Creation as a Process. 

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4-step Strategy for Evaluating Online Sources [A Learning Module]

This learning module will help students find and critically evaluate online sources for class discussions and assignments and form unbiased judgments and decisions. What is it?A five-part series learning module that takes 1.5 - 2 hrs. to completeA 4-step strategy for evaluating online sources with hands-on exercises and an infographic guideHow will it help students succeed?Develop critical source evaluation strategies.Learn to read laterally, to evaluate and track evidenceCultivate metacognitive skills and reflective practiceBuild confidence in navigating complex online information environments. Access to the Learning Module via the Google Site Link below.Please contact us if you are interested in accessing the transcripts and/or exercises & answer keys.

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Not Discipline Specific
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Strategy for Researching a Public Company

This infographic displays where to look for information and where to search for finding public company information.

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Business

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True or False: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

The goal of this activity is to help students develop a broader understanding how authority is determined and what types of sources are considered appropriate in different contexts. It is also intended to help address some of the misconceptions that students have related to the source evaluation process. 

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