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Research Skills & Instruction Resources: COSAM & SOE

Research Skills & Instructional Resources

Smarter NOT Harder Research Model

Everyone has so much to do and not enough time. That is why it is important to focus on subject specific research tools, resources and methods to help you find the information you need as quickly as possible. That way you can focus on reading and understanding the content and successfully complete your assignment. Please note a number of database interfaces have changed account requirements, tools, and more. Updated 13 July 2022. 


General Foundational Research Skills:

The Research 101 provides foundational self-guided tutorials and videos allowing students to learn or review basic generic research skills and concepts. 

Content example: What is the difference between a scholarly article and a peer-reviewed article? Both are considered "primary" research resources. “Scholarly” means the article was written by an expert for an audience of other experts, researchers or students. “Peer-reviewed” takes it one step further and means the article was reviewed and critiqued by the author's peers who are experts in the same subject area

Advanced Foundational Research Skills

The following is a set of Google forms to complete based on your knowledge covering a variety of research skills and topics to help students learn or review how to find scholarly information. If your professor would like evidence that you finished the tutorial follow the directions at the end of each tutorial.

Create Accounts and Article Folders for Subject Databases: