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Research 101 @ EMU

The EMU Library is replacing Research 101 @ EMU. Please see the list of learning objectives below to find the corresponding replacement material.   

The Basics:

  1. Basic understanding of the internet (N/A)
  2. Distinguish scholarly from popular communication (Peer Review & Scholarly Sources - Research Guide
  3. Distinguish primary from secondary sources (Primary/Secondary Sources - Research Guide)

Info Cycles:

  1. Acquire a basic understanding of information production and distribution (How Information is Created - online lesson)
  2. Identify differences among information source types (How Information is Created - online lesson)

Topics:  

  1. Select an appropriate topic for research (Choosing a topic - Research Guide
  2. Generate questions from a topic (Choosing a topic - Research Guide)
  3. Broaden and narrow a question (Choosing a topic - Research Guide
  4. Identify key concepts and vocabularies related to a topic (Choosing a topic - Research Guide
  5. Broaden and narrow concepts and vocabularies related to a topic (Choosing a topic - Research Guide)

Searching: 

  1. Distinguish a database from other types of information collections (Databases: Searching & Navigating - Research Guide)
  2. Identify the coverage of a database (Databases: Searching & Navigating - Research Guide)
  3. Understand the concept of field, or advanced searching in a database (Databases: Searching & Navigating - Research Guide)
  4. Construct effective search queries using logical operators and related strategies (Databases: Searching & Navigating - Research Guide)

Finding:

  1. Determine the nature of a source from a citation (Citing Sources - Research Guide)
  2. Use citations to find physical sources ("Finding Known Articles" content on the Finding Articles Research Guide
  3. Locate sources using classification systems (Finding Items on the Shelves - Research Guide)
  4. Understand library collections and services (Library Website - Collections and Services pages)

Evaluating:

  1. Develop a basic set of criteria for evaluating your search strategy (Content forthcoming)
  2. Develop a basic set of criteria for evaluating information sources (Evaluating Sources - Research Guide

 

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