Improving Student Research Skills: How Can the Library Help?
The J. Paul Leonard Library Instructional Services programs can assist faculty in teaching these skills and in incorporating them into the curriculum. We offer:
- Learning objects -- video tutorials and text-based guides for learning general and subject-specific research skills. Specific guides for some courses are also available.
- Course-integrated research workshops taught by subject specialist librarians for upper division and graduate courses.
- Assignment suggestions and recommendations -- how to integrate teaching and learning research skills into your assignments and courses.
- Subject specialist librarians who can work with you on integrating research skills into specific assignments and/or your course in general.
Information Competence Requirement
OASIS Tutorial No Longer Required
Beginning fall semester 2014, the Basic Information Competence Requirement will no longer be required, and thus completion of the requirement will no longer be tracked. This is due to the new undergraduate baccalaureate requirements, which have built basic information competency (research skills) into the curriculum (rather than the previous standalone requirement).
Research Skills Teaching & Learning Resources
The Library recognizes that some faculty may wish to continue to use the OASIS tutorial in their courses. Most of the content is still available at this new link. The quiz feature has been removed from the tutorial.
The Library has a number of new and improved resources that you can use in your courses to teach and learn research skills. This website outlines the various resources available to you. In particular, for faculty wishing students to complete a comprehensive, basic overview of research skills with proof of completion, we recommend the Library Skills Tutorial.