Directed Research Scavenger Hunt and Model

Guided Research Scavenger Hunt – Digging Deeper Into a Pop-Culture Phenomenon Use books, credible internet resources, and/or journal articles to answer the following questions about Cesar Millan. Cite your source(s) for each answer using both MLA and APA.  The steps...

In Case You Missed It

The 21st Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair was excellent, and Norbert Elliot‘s keynote questioning the traditional values of assessment, such as validity and reliability, and proposing more attention to fairness in design, was extremely...

Comparison/Contrast of Two Sources

 Assignment designed with help from Professor Shana Cooper of Harold Washington College  Read and Think Research a controversial topic about which you are passionate and find two sources that present different messages about it.  For instance, you might look at how...

Education Resources for Web Literacy

In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. NovemberLearning’s web literacy materials provide some useful tools for teaching students about...

Writing a Summary in Three Steps

This example of an article summary, as one might find in a literature review of annotated bibliography,  enumerates the steps to ethically and accurately complete a typical research task. For our purposes, we will use the article Scientists Set to Prepare Strongest...

What is scholarly communication?

Scholarly communication is the process of academics, scholars and researchers sharing and publishing their research findings so that they are available to the wider academic community and beyond. Traditionally scholarly communication has occurred in the formal...

Selecting Useful Sources

Introduction The location of the most useful information sometimes depends on how deeply you need to understand your subject. Different kinds of information sources are published at different intervals and have varying degrees of depth. This exercise presents basic...
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