Online information literacy tutorials to walk you through the research process. Some of the material may be specific to the libraries of the host college or university, but most of the concepts covered can be applied to Academy assignments and Irving Shapiro Library resources.
Searchpath (University of Central Oklahoma Chambers Library)
research process step by step, from identifying resources to citing
sources. Interactive exercises with instantaneous feedback are
included throughout. The Information Sources, Searching Strategies,
and Citing Sources modules are especially useful. You don’t have to
be a UCO student to test your knowledge with the end-of-module
quizzes, but entering a name and e-mail address is required to check
Research 101 (University of Washington Libraries)
“Covers the basics,
including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as
well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information
sources.” Many modules contain activities and exercises. The
end-of-module quizzes are graded instantly, question by question. No
login is required.
Comprehensive Online Research Education (CORE) (Purdue University Libraries)
Focuses on the
research process, with particular attention to planning a research
project and selecting a topic. The “Plan Your Project” module
includes a project timeline calculator, and the Topic Exploration
module allows users to build a concept map for their topic. The
Libraries Catalog module is specific to Purdue, but everything else
can be applied to any research project.
Information Literacy Tutorial (University of Wisconsin Parkside)
Follows an example assignment step
by step through the entire research process. Module 1 provides a
particularly good explanation of how to formulate a research
statement/question. End-of-module quizzes are for UWP students only;
click on the “Module Contents” link on the left side of the screen
in order to start a new module.