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Chester Fritz Library Interactive Tutorials
New Literacies Alliance Interactive Tutorials
Why should you take the time to craft a great question before searching for information? Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Types of Information
What are the characteristics of information, and how do you find the right information during an investigation? Differences between types of information: popular, professional/trade, & scholarly.
Why search strategically? Design, refine, and adjust to find the best information with " ", and/or/not, *, and keyword synonyms.
Question Authority -- Why does authority matter in the research process?
What makes someone an authority and how do you know when to trust what someone has said or written? Authority is both constructed and contextual.
Citations -- The Foundation of Scholarly Conversation
Importance of using citations and joining the scholarly conversation.
Scholarship Is Like A Conversation
Jumping into research on a specific subject may feel overwhelming when faced with the vast amount of information that has been published on the subject. Research is like a conversation that takes place between scholars in a field.
Why Access To Information Matters
Access to information, or lack of access, has the potential to affect the quality of one’s life. Access to information shapes people’s lives and how they can make informed decisions related to their lives and in their communities.
Choosing Information Paths
Different digital formats provide different amounts of information to resolve your information needs.
Cost & Value of Information
Cost & Value -- especially of digital information.
Evidence Based Practice
Finding information for clinical expertise when caring for patients/clients.
Research Skills Tutorials
Project MUSE Tutorial
Data Planet Training
Web of Science Training