This tutorial overall prepares students to:
- Approach information research in a systematic way
- Address an information need by finding and efficiently using a variety of formal information tools and sources.
- Evaluate the quality of the information.
- Use information ethically and legally.
This tutorial was extensively revised and revamped during the summer of 2012 by Elizabeth Andrews in consultation with Alex Gomez and Carol Franck. The previous version may still be viewed for a limited time.
College. Classes. Research Papers.
Let's imagine that you've been asked to write a research paper about theme parks.
If your usual strategy is to use Google, we've got news:
Academic research means you need to step it up.
As you complete the tutorial, you will:
- learn about search tools, including library databases, that contain resources not found in Google; and
- acquire research skills that can be used anywhere!
Why does this matter? Because, put simply:
better research skills = better information = better research project
Don't settle for mediocre resources! Improve your final grade by using the highest quality sources you can find. Let's get started!