A Three-part Introduction to College-Level Research
For an explanation of the Beyond Google Program and its learning objectives, see the Beyond Google guide.
Part 1 – Before the Library Workshop: Developing a Research Question
For Faculty TO DO Before the Workshop
The Library Assignment features three modules; each uses a short video to introduce an information literacy concept* and has a few questions that apply
the concept. (*Developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries)
- Research as Inquiry.
Research is a process and depends upon asking increasingly complex questions.
- Authority is constructed and contextual.
The context for an information source—who created it, intended audience, format—help determine authority and appropriateness.
- Searching is strategic exploration.
Finding information involves inquiry, discovery, and serendipity. The process of searching is nonlinear and iterative.
Part 2 – Library Workshop with a Librarian
For Faculty TO DO During the Workshop
During the Library Workshop, students will work with librarians to:
- Explore library tools to make research more effective
- Learn how to get help from librarians
Part 3 – After the Library Workshop: Putting New Skills into Practice
For Faculty TO DO After the Workshop
We’ve created a companion Research Toolkit for students to reinforce and expand on these research concepts.
Librarians can share information and respond to questions from students in Teams if you add a librarian to your class.
For more faculty support, including sample assignments, please see this Beyond Google guide.
Please contact us with any questions. email@example.com
~Kelly Frost, Robin Rank, and Leslie Burke