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Databases: JSTOR

Skills Covered:

  • Identifying appropriate databases for subject area research.
  • Understanding what type of information sources are available through databases. 
  • Using keywords and filtering search results. 

Link for Blackboard: 

https://youtu.be/0K-dZfTu1rw

Databases: Academic Search Complete

Skills Covered:

  • Identifying appropriate databases for subject area research.
  • Understanding what type of information sources are available through databases. 
  • Using keywords and filtering search results. 

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/DiqoSZ7ZnRA

Databases: Gale LIterature Resource Center

Skills Covered:

  • Identifying appropriate databases for subject area research.
  • Understanding what type of information sources are available through databases. 
  • Using keywords and filtering search results. 

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/XQwYSBNiSPo

Databases: CINAHL

Skills Covered:

  • Identifying appropriate databases for subject area research.
  • Understanding what type of information sources are available through databases. 
  • Using keywords and filtering search results 

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/NgH8JVTcGQY

Find a Journal Article from a Citation

Skills Covered:

  • Understand what type of information sources are available through databases

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/LnjPrzwe_ro

Evaluating Sources with RADAR

Skills Covered:

  • Using the RADAR method to critically evaluate the credibility of online resources.

Additional RADAR Resources:

Link for Blackboard: 

https://youtu.be/ArfXEc_jAgg

News Literacy

Skills Covered:

  • Evaluating news sources to determine whether the information is factual, current, accurate, and without bias.

Additional News Literacy Resources:

  • News Literacy LibGuide
  • A News Literacy Module for Blackboard and an "Is Your News Fake?" deliberative dialogue hosted by Librarians is also available by request. 

Email Kendra Auberry at kauberry@irsc.edu for more information.

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/7MZFj3X8yYY

Google Scholar

Skills Covered:

  • Searching the web for academic sources using Google Scholar.

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/AVmsuIiywKM

Peer Review

Skills Covered:

  • Understanding the peer review process.
  • Using filters to locate peer-reviewed articles in databases.

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/_mamGb0cAh4

Avoiding Plagiarism

Skills Covered:

  • Identifying what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • Understanding the ethical concerns associated with plagiarism.

Additional Plagiarism Resources:

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/EVDjuYca3Hk

Developing a Research Topic

Skills Covered:

  • Narrowing a research topic through concept mapping.
  • Developing a research question.
  • Understanding how your research question relates to developing your thesis statement.

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/IzQVmybZ9Po

What is a Citation?

Skills Covered:

  • Understanding the purpose and importance of reference citations.

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/Es9OX8JmywA

Citation Styles: Chicago

Skills Covered:

  • Citing sources and formatting a paper using Chicago style.
  • Reviewing available library resources.

Additional Chicago Resources:

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/3qezs6d9oCc

Paraphrasing

Skills Covered:

  • Best practices for effectively incorporating outside sources into your writing.

Link for Blackboard:

https://youtu.be/oSXWV7gD8MM

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