This one-credit, hands-on computer lab will help students lay a solid foundation for success in all current and future interdisciplinary academic research. With an emphasis on the wealth of digital resources now available, the material focuses on information discovery and management skills, expands knowledge of scholarly sources, and promotes critical thinking. Specific topics include resource availability, source selection, search strategies, content evaluation, referencing, and academic integrity. Taught by a University librarian, the interactive format allows students to learn via database searches, group discussion, and case studies. Students work individually and collaboratively on reports, reading assignments, and projects.
Attendance and participation in lab sessions, computer assignments to practice new skills, and joining the class in any trips to the library for additional hands-on application.
First- and second-year students who want to learn and improve digital research
Presentation of concepts and strategies combined with applying this knowledge through hands-on assignments using a computer lab.