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Not sure what we can teach, or how long a topic will take? The lists below show many different topics: beginning options, finding sources,

  evaluating sources, using sources, and course specific options. The competency column points to our student learning objectives for each.

Competency

Beginning Options (Allow up to 15 minutes for each option)

2

 

1,3

 

3

Introduction to the CCBC Library website, explaining how to navigate and request help.

 

Interpreting an assignment (i.e. defining the information need).

 

Finding a topic, turning it into research questions/keywords; refining research topics.

 

Finding Sources (Allow 15-30 minutes for each option)

6

 

6

 

4

 

2,6

 

6

 

6

Using Google Scholar/using Google effectively.

 

Comparison of Google searches and SmartSearch (i.e. library resources) searches.

 

Using SmartSearch to find academically appropriate resources.

 

Finding/Using books, both print and electronic.

 

Finding articles using a specialized database of your choice.

 

Guided practice finding sources.

 

Evaluating Sources (Allow 15-20 minutes for each option)

2

 

4

 

2

 

5

 

4

 

4

 

4

Differentiating between scholarly and other articles.

 

Identifying Fake News.

 

Primary and secondary sources.

 

Evaluating results lists for relevancy.

 

Evaluating websites and/or other resources for academic use.

 

Annotated bibliographies.

 

Guided practice finding sources

 

Using Sources (Allow 10-15 minutes for each option except as noted)

2

 

7

 

7

 

 

7

Reading a scholarly article. 

 

Brief review of plagiarism: what it is and how to avoid it

 

MLA citation

                Complete instruction. (Allow 50 minutes)

                Brief Review.

APA citation

Complete instruction. (Allow 50 minutes)

                Brief Review.

 

Course Specific Examples (Allow 30 minutes or more for each option)

6

 

6

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

2

Advanced Searching techniques (e.g. phrase searching, truncation, Boolean, subject headings)

 

Finding an article from a citation.

 

Finding company profiles and industry analysis.

 

Finding government information.

 

Finding OpenAccess information.

 

Finding data and/or statistics.

 

7 CCBC Competencies

A CCBC graduate:

1. Understands the research process is inquiry based and begins with building background knowledge.

2. Recognizes that there are different types of information that are organized and used in different ways.

3. Identifies key concepts of an open-ended question and broadens or narrows to suit the assignment.

4. Chooses information sources based on criteria appropriate to the assignment.

5. Values varying points of view in information resources and recognizes their own point of view.

6.. Locates information sources from library databases using basic database functionality and simple search strategies.

7. Uses information ethically.