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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at MCC
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The Framework, re-framed in "plain English" for students and faculty. The goal was to make the ACRL Framework easier to understand (many people don't use iterative in everyday conversation, for example) and to make the connection between information literacy and institutional mission/vision and learning outcomes clear.

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Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Deb Baker
Date Added:
11/20/2020
AIRS - Advanced Information Research Skills
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AIRS is an open source set of online modules and resources in research skills and knowledge. It provides the grounding in research processes with practical tools to support you.

AIRS is a mandatory coursework requirement for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil), at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Queensland University of Technology Library
Date Added:
01/20/2021
Better Thesis - tools for writing  your thesis
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Better Thesis is a free online resource that gives you a general overview of what a thesis should consist of and how to write it. Texts, tips, tools and interactive exercises will guide and along your way you will meet students and an Information specialis too.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Anne-Marie Mosbech Jensen
Professor Flemming Konradsen
Date Added:
06/30/2020
Comparative Anatomy: A Continuum
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In groups, students will design a presentation that will trace the development of an organ system through the major phyla of the animal kingdom looking for the relationships between structure and function by documenting adaptations.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Joan Warner
Melissa Thibault
Date Added:
03/19/2000
For the Love of Research:  CH 8 Using Sources – The Summary
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Summary is arguably the most important research-essay-writing skill.  There are many methods for summarizing a text.  This chapter of For the Love of Research:  A Step-by-step Guide to Writing Research Papers provides one. If you are interested in checking out this workbook in its entirety.  Please contact Debbie (me) at gilbertd@mjc.edu.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Deborah Gilbert
Date Added:
01/27/2021
Hints about Print
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Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/19/2013
How To Do Research Primary Source Unit
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This How To Do Research Unit Guide provides a lesson-to-lesson foundation for teaching:● What primary sources are● Real vs. fake information (evaluating sources)● Document analysis● Different ways to obtain information● How to formulate research questions● How to find answers to research questions● The hows and whys of citations (annotated bibliography)By the time students get to high school, they should have a basic understanding of how to effectively do research. Considering that there are so many steps involved in the research process, the earlier these necessary skills are taught, the more time students will be able to devote to theiractual projects. Moreover, in today’s world, information literacy needs to be achieved at an earlier age, so students can learn to be smart consumers, responsible sharers, and presenters of information. Throughout the research process, students will learn that there will be dead ends, questions that are too broad or too narrow, questions that do not have answers. This is an accurate reflection of what their experiences will continue to be as they move into higher level research projects in their educational careers. 

Subject:
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Information literacy rubric
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Deb Baker created this after consulting with faculty, librarians, and colleagues from around the country. The idea was to create a practical tool for assessing information literacy that anyone could use, was easy to norm, and focused on what students could do and where research instruction could be improved to increase students' information literacy. This rubric can help improve student success and information literacy learning outcomes in research assignments for any course. Used early in the semester it can serve as a diagnostic tool for supporting student researchers in developing the skills and habits of mind needed to successfully find and use information to answer a question, support a thesis, or solve a problem. Students could even use it to self-assess.

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Subject:
Information Science
Education
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Deb Baker
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Introduction to Research course (LS 101)
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This 2-credit course provides an introduction to research by learning to identify, find, evaluate, incorporate, and cite appropriate sources using a range of research tools. This course is designed for an online class environment and was taught as such in Spring 2020. The course materials have been collaboratively developed by Tacoma Community College librarians, and uses a combination of openly licensed, open access, and library resources.

Subject:
Information Science
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Tacoma Community College Library
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Pot of Gold: Information Literacy Tutorial
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Locating, retrieving, evaluating, and using information is an important part of the educational experience in the 21st century. The Pot of Gold is an interactive web-based tutorial for teaching basic information literacy concepts to First Year students at Notre Dame. Learner analysis reveals that students come to Notre Dame with highly disparate information literacy skills. This instructional product provides the student with the opportunity to assess his own skill level and address learning gaps that might affect research and other information-seeking performance.Pot of Gold also provides a quick review or update for the experienced researcher, particularly when interdisciplinary research requires seeking information from unfamiliar sources.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Notre Dame
Date Added:
09/17/2012
Research Skills
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A research guide for college students that teaches them how to locate and use information resources. Learn how to start a research assignment, use reference sources, find books, find articles, avoid plagiarism, cite your sources, create an annotated bibliography, evaluate websites, find DVDs and audiobooks, find statistics, and get help.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Manchester Community College
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Research Success - a self-paced information literacy mini course
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What is information literacy? Simply put, it's the skills and habits that allow you to find and use information. At MCC it is a Core Learning Outcome -- one of the areas you will demonstrate competency in before you graduate. In the Academic Catalog, MCC states that Information Literacy is:

"The ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand."

The way information literacy is assessed at MCC is through research assignments. When you see instructions that ask you to find, use and cite sources, you're doing research.

This course will help you succeed in research assignments.

It is divided into five self-paced chapters that progress through the stages of a student research process. Each chapter should take roughly 30 minutes to complete, and covers two to three learning outcomes that align with the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2016.

This course is adapted by Deb Baker from "Information Literacy for College Students" by Amanda Burbage & Olivia Reinauer, licensed under CC BY 4.0. Many resources included in the course have been reused/remixed and may hold different versions of Creative Commons licenses. Please note that if you use or adapt any of the individual resources this course, you should abide by the licensing for that specific resource.

Subject:
Information Science
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Amanda Burbage
Deb Baker
Olivia Reinauer
Date Added:
10/14/2020
Research for the 21st Century (LIBR 180)
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: develop and research a topic of global significance; recognize authors‰ŰŞ arguments and the political, social and economic motivations behind their work; demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret and cite the relevant and appropriate information resources on a topic; and, demonstrate an understanding of the information research process.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
SCU RAISE
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RAISE: Researcher Advanced Information Skills and Education is an independent-learning tool designed to build the research skills of Southern Cross University postgraduate students. The four modules cover search tips, advanced search tools, managing your research information, and disseminating your research.

Subject:
Information Science
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Southern Cross University
Date Added:
02/17/2021
Searching for Gold: A Collaborative Inquiry Project
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Each small group of students researches one aspect of the same big topic, such as the Gold Rush, and teaches what they have learned to the rest of the class.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013
Voter Education Primary Source Set
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The primary sources in this set can
be used for inquiry-based learning exercises
and projects. Each document falls under the
umbrella topic of voter education, and students
are encouraged to annotate in the margins in order
to support the development of document analysis
and critical thinking skills. Suggested projects that
make use of this set’s primary sources are also
included for the educator as a springboard for
research-based projects.

Subject:
Journalism
Criminal Justice
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Write your best Paper in Economics and Business Studies
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As a student one often struggles with developing a research question, finding scholarly papers or citing correctly.
The booklet “Write your best Paper” (pdf) summarizes the most important topics in a step by step instruction with a timeline and practical tips.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
EconBiz
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Date Added:
02/14/2020