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Fearless Learning QEP: The Library and STEM workshop

How can we work together to help students develop a questioning approach to discipline-specific research topics, create a flexible search plan, and select the best search tools?

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Purpose:  Students will understand that Searching is a Strategic Exploration

Skills:

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

Knowledge:

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: Science in Context

Screenshot of Science in Context

Tool: Library Discovery

Screenshot of Discovery

Tool: JSTOR (journal storage)

Screenshot of JSTOR

Off-campus access

Library databases require a login from off-campus!

  • ACES username is required for login
  • ACES password is your password for login

What does the login page look like?

 

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