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Research Skills Tutorial

This is a self-paced, non-credit course that covers research skills, critical thinking, media and internet literacy, and understanding the complexities of the modern information environment (including libraries.)

Portfolio Activity for Searching for Information Sources

Use these concept chart and search log templates to complete the assignment. Feel free to add more rows/columns as necessary.

  1. Fill in the concept chart for your research question.
  2. Using the keywords you add to the concept chart, and Boolean operators, construct a search query to use in a library database. Enter it into the search log.
  3. Using the keywords you add to the concept chart, and Google operators, construct a search query to use in Google or Google Scholar. Enter it into the search log.

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