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Teaching Online: Library Services for Online Courses


Research Guides for Online Courses

Your Liaison Librarian can create a customized research guide for your online course. Research guides are similar to mini websites with carefully selected resources specific to the needs of your course. Please browse the below gallery of course-specific research guides. 

Find an existing course guide

CET 413 - Environmental Science

Contains library related resources to support students taking CET 413 Environmental Science

Place supplemental readings, ebooks, and researchguides in your course.

Contact your librarian to obtain new materials, or make sure the links will work in your course.


Effective research Assignments

A.  Use assignments that exercise 'research muscles' such as:

  • locate, summarize, analyze sources
  • annotated bibliographies
  • research logs
  • edit "Wikipedia" articles
  • examine coverage of a controversial topic in several sources
  • brainstorm key terms to use in order to find information on a given topic
  • compare internet and database searches on a precise search topic; compare the findings

B.  Spend some class time discussing the research process, how information is structured, what resources are appropriate at different stages

C.  Use a series of small assignments independent of the final project, which are designed to familiarize students with  wide variety

D.  Bring in a librarian

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