Description: The Research Success Tutorial Suite is a collection of bite-sized, interactive tutorials designed to provide students at Austin Community College with an introduction to essential information literacy concepts. Each tutorial includes practice activities and a built-in assessment in the form of a printable, multiple choice quiz which students may turn in for credit. The suite employs engaging graphics, images of actual ACC students, everyday examples and analogies, and humor to appeal to students. Each module can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. The seven modules in the suite are: Choosing a Topic, Identifying Keywords, Academic Honesty, Finding Background Information, Evaluating Information, Finding Books and E-Books, and Finding Articles. Additional modules will be added to the suite as they are completed.
Description: Librarians at North Carolina State University Libraries have created “Big Picture” videos that address common conceptual problems in information literacy. Rather than teach “how to do X,” these videos focus on core concepts, fundamental to information literacy. The videos transcend institutional specifics of how to search within a given library, and can be reused or adapted to fit specific institutional needs. Videos are published under a Creative Commons license.
Description: Many first-year university students struggle with defining and focusing a topic and getting started with the research process. Research questions shape and focus the process of academic inquiry, but undergraduate students are usually unfamiliar with them. This interactive online tutorial teaches students how to develop a research question that will clarify their topic and guide their research and writing process.