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 MLA or APA.  The steps you...

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

For our purposes, we will use the article Scientists Set to Prepare Strongest Warning that Warming Man-made, which Reuters carried on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Please follow the link and give it a quick skim to be familiar with its contents. Step 1 Take notes on the...

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...

What Students Don’t Know

A two-year anthropological study of student research habits shows that students are in dire need of help from librarians, but are loath to ask for it.     Read more at Inside Higher Ed Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

Introduction

Threshold Concepts and Outcomes for LIS 101 Through the readings, multimedia content, and exercises on this site, students will learn that information literacy is a complex matrix of skills and understandings. They will learn that searching for information is a...

LIS 101 On Your Campus

A Narrative Account of Creating LIS 101 (and some quick takeaways)                                                            –Librarian Nicholas Lim assisted in the creation of this narrative In January 2012, ten librarians representing all seven colleges in...

Annotated Bibliography

Abel, Richard. The Gutenberg revolution :  A history of print culture. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers: 2011. Abel briefly recounts the ancient history of Western culture in order to show the profound impact of the Gutenberg printing press thereafter. Some time...

About

Why The role of academic librarians is changing. The information landscape has become entirely too complex to expect that students will learn enough in a one-hour library session to competently use information to complete academic, job, and life tasks. The definition...