Sample topics: 1. Taking quizzes after reading a chapter increases test scores 2. Resilience in school improves GPA 3. Non-traditional students do better in college than millennials 4. Mental health counseling improves academic success
See a list of all library search tools organized alphabetically and by subject area.
Purpose: Students will understand that Searching is a Strategic Exploration
The purpose of this activity is to help you practice the following skills essential to your success in school and beyond.
In this activity you will:
S.1. Understand how search tools are organized
S.2. Brainstorm keywords and select sources
S.3. Match information needs to a search tool
S.4. Design and refine a search strategy
This activity will also help you become familiar with the following important content knowledge:
K.1. First attempts don't always produce good results
K.2. Information sources vary greatly in content and format
K.3. Recognize the value of browsing in gathering information
Search Examples from Tools
Tool: Education Resource Complete
Great tool for all education-related topics. Break your topic down into key words and phrases. Use AND to make sure the search tool includes all the words in your search. Try quotation marks to find "exact phrases." The asterisk will help you find alternate end* (end, ends, ending, endings.)
Library databases require a login from off-campus!
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