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Library Online Learning Modules

This guide is to serve as a "menu" of instruction modules to meet the information literacy needs LSC-NH online classes. Each module can be embedded into D2L, and takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

Google Searching

Google Searching

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Explain how Google searches the internet for information

  2. Acknowledge that aspects outside of the search terms used influence search results

Recommended Usage:

This module would be most advantageous used as students are undertaking a research project after choosing and brainstorming their chosen subject.

 

Recommended Pairings:

Database Searching

The Research Process

Authority in Context

 

Preview:

 

LTI Link:

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/scorecenter/lti/CLBmJrfYupXQVN 

Database Searching

Database Searching

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Identify key differences between Google and Databases

  2. Express the value of keywords in most database searches

  3. Name ways that databases can filter search results

Recommended Usage:

This module would be most advantageous used as students are undertaking a research project after choosing and brainstorming their chosen subject.

 

Recommended Pairings:

Google Searching

The Research Process

Scholarly Authority

 

Preview:

 

LTI Link:

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/scorecenter/lti/5FtmZpiNGHQVzk

Boolean Operators

Boolean Operators

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Describe the purpose of Boolean operators

  2. Identify Boolean operators and use them in a search

Recommended Usage:

This module would be most advantageous used as students are undertaking a research project after choosing and brainstorming their chosen subject.

 

Recommended Pairings:

Database Searching

 

Preview:

 

LTI Link:

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/scorecenter/lti/1HnmZ4oeOXBsl2

Truncation

Truncation/Wildcard Searching

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Describe truncation

  2. Name at least one use for using truncation in a search

Recommended Usage:

This module would be most advantageous used as students are undertaking a research project after choosing and brainstorming their chosen subject.

 

Recommended Pairings:

Database Searching

 

Preview:

 

LTI Link:

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/scorecenter/lti/NdM49GHJqthnei

Understanding Search Results

Navigating Database Search Results

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Explain two ways they can assess articles for usefulness before reading them.

  2. Demonstrate two ways they can change their search to make it more relevant to their search.

Recommended Usage:

This module would be most advantageous to students that are beginning to engage in database research.

 

Recommended Pairings:

Database Searching

Reading Academic Articles

Preview:

 

LTI Link:

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/scorecenter/lti/3MwuxLcByWlDoa

Reading Academic Articles

Reading Academic Articles

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Identify the structure of most academic articles.

  2. Strategically navigate academic articles for efficient reading.

  3. Use academic articles to find additional useful sources.

Recommended Usage:

This module would be most advantageous to students that are beginning to engage in database research.

 

Recommended Pairings:

Database Searching

Navigating Search Results

Preview:

 

LTI Link:

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/scorecenter/lti/xM7CBm3L0ztcAO