New Research Toolkit workshops available!

The University Libraries’ Research Toolkit is a series of workshops designed to address the most common challenges students face in doing college-level research.   We are pleased to share that we have updated two of our most popular workshops: 

e are pleased to share that we have updated two of our most popular workshops:   Stop Searching and Start Finding, which introduces students the basic skills needed to effectively search databases for relevant materials, has been updated and now includes specific guidance on determining the scope of a project or assignment in order to understand information need.     Media literacy has been our most-requested new topic. We are happy to introduce Evaluating Information: Media Sources, which replaces the previous evaluation workshop. This updated approach to evaluation addresses the fundamentals of media literacy and introduces students to a simple approach to evaluate new information.  Both of these updated workshops are available as Qualtrics Learning Modules. Faculty interested in integrating a workshop into course material can follow these instructions for adding the Qualtrics module to Pilot. Faculty who assign one of these workshops for credit can email the Library Research Toolkit team for class results.   We continue to offer several other Research Toolkit workshops as Pilot modules, including   Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly articles  Integrating Your Sources  Citing Your Sources   The .zip files for these and an instructions for uploading the modules to Pilot can be found on the Research Toolkit: For instructor use guide.   All the Research Toolkit videos are also available to view anytime on the Libraries’ How-To page.

Stop Searching and Start Finding, which introduces students the basic skills needed to effectively search databases for relevant materials, has been updated and now includes specific guidance on determining the scope of a project or assignment in order to understand information need.  
 

Evaluating Information: Media Sources, which replaces the previous evaluation workshop. This updated approach to evaluation addresses the fundamentals of media literacy and introduces students to a simple approach to evaluate new information.

Both of these updated workshops are available as Qualtrics Learning Modules. Faculty interested in integrating a workshop into course material can follow these instructions for adding the Qualtrics module to Pilot. Faculty who assign one of these workshops for credit can email the Library Research Toolkit team for class results. 

We continue to offer several other Research Toolkit workshops as Pilot modules, including 

The .zip files for these and an instructions for uploading the modules to Pilot can be found on the Research Toolkit: For instructor use guide. 

All the Research Toolkit videos are also available to view anytime on the Libraries’ How-To page