Part 1: Start Your Research Process

14 Start Your Research Process Summary

Congrats! You’ve completed Part 1: Start Your Research Process for Module 1 of LIB100. In addition to the reading for this week, you need to select your research scenario by responding to the prompt on the appropriate discussion thread and complete your Module 1 reflection and Research Log 1 by midnight this Thursday.

Part 1: Start Your Research Process Key Takeaways

As a result of completing Module 1, you should be able to

  • Define an information need.
  • Select the “just right” research topic.
  • Identify characteristics of major source types.
  • Explain what instructors mean when they require “scholarly” sources.
  • Discuss how an information need impacts the source types you’re looking for, and how that impacts the search tool you select for research.

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