This video explains why we should critically analyzes sources of authority in our research and daily lives. (3:09)
This video looks at the information cycle and how it impacts the availability of resources on a topic. (2:58)
This video evaluates the commodification of information in a community of scholarship. (2:55)
This video considers scholarly research as an iterative process. (2:30)
This video looks at the many ways university students are active participants in academic discourse. (2:38)
This video explores how to strategically approach the research process. (3:17)
What is the difference between search and research? Watch the video to find out! (2:36)
Watch the video to learn about the differences between scholarly and popular sources! (2:06)
Are you required to use scholarly articles for your assignment? Here are some key differences that will help you differentiate scholarly articles from popular ones.
This video focuses on how to choose the best research question for your assignment. (2:45)
Refining your research question walks you through the process of determining if your question is too broad, too narrow and whether it can be answered. (3:18)
This video describes how to come up with a research topic, or research question, for an essay. (2:32)
This video explains how to choose keywords for database searching when doing research. (2:43)
Unsure what words to use in your search? This infographic breaks down the steps to developing the most effective keywords.
Learn how to use the Boolean Operators AND/OR/NOT to target and refine your search.
Learn how to format your search using the Boolean Modifiers quotes " ", asterisk *, and parenthesis ( )
How do you perform online research with more accuracy? This gives you a few tips for using Boolean Operators and Modifiers.
Not sure if a source is valid? This video explains how you can tell -- by using the CRAAP test. (2:10)
Confused by what ‘peer reviewed’ means? This video will tell you and explain how it works. (2:11)
This video provides an overview of the research tool citation chaining, including its benefits and limitations. (2:40)
Following these tricks will make it easier to read scholarly articles! (2:10)
Need to do a lot of reading? Adopting these reading strategies will make your research more efficent and more effective.
This video teaches you about writing a Literature Review (3:43).
This video walks you through the steps of creating an Annotated Bibliography (3:07).
Reading to present your findings? Here are some things to consider before stepping into the spotlight.