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Information Literacy Assignments: Information on Library Research

Questions to consider when planning assignments

What do you want your students to be able to do?

What does the student need to know in order to do this well?

What activity will facilitate the learning?

How will you know the student has done well?

College-level research

What makes conducting research in college different than in high school?

1. The academic library collection increases in size and digital resources proliferate.

2. The research approach involves combining and using new and different sources.

3. Research calls for selecting quality research sources, evaluated for their credibility.

4. Assignments require independent choices and encourage intellectual exploration.

"Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College," Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy Research Report, December 4, 2013.