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HuskyCT: Integrating Library Resources — Research Skills Guides

The Library has 2 options for research skills instruction -

Research Quick Start - brief guidance on common questions and needs in the research process.

Library Research Skills / Research Now! - more in-depth instruction on foundational information literacy concepts.

These guides have been created to be flexible and modular, allowing instructors to integrate them into courses at their point of need. 

Library Research Skills / Research Now!

Library Research Skills, also called Research Now!,  is a series of guides designed to be used within courses to engage students in foundational information literacy concepts. Instructors' Guides, including information on how to use these guides to encourage and develop information literacy skills and habits of mind, are available and continuously being developed.

What's Available?

Get Started
Read (and Understand!) the Assignment
Background Research and Initial Searching
Form a Research Question

Explore Information
Why Use Library Information?
The Information Lifecycle

Primary/Secondary Sources
Scholarly Sources & Peer-Review

Find Information
Develop Keywords
Search for Books & Articles
Revise Your Search
Use Google Scholar
Find New Sources from Your Sources

Interrogate & Evaluate Resources
Confirmation Bias
Introduction to Authority
Information Evaluation Toolkit
Assess Your Project Information

Understand Citations
Integrating Sources
Citing Correctly
Citation Style Guides
Reading Citations

 

Embedding Library Research Skills / Research Now!

Library Research Skills is available as a course within HuskyCT.  Simply self-enroll using the instructions and integrate the desired modules into your course.  Please contact jason.nicosia@uconn.edu for help.

These instructional modules are also available on the Library's website to provide access to students and others to learn independently, or to reinforce concepts learned in class.  On the Library's website, these modules are duplicated as Research Now!

Research Quick Start

Research Quick Start  provides very brief and easy to follow instruction on common points of need in the research process and using the library, and integrates with our Research Now! curriculum.

What's Available?

Getting Started
Navigating and Using the Library Homepage
Selecting a Topic
Source Types
Locating Primary Sources
Identifying Scholarly Sources
Finding Articles
Finding Articles in a Subject  
Getting Full Text Articles & Chapters
Using Google Scholar
Finding if the Library has a Journal Title

Finding Books
Using the Library's General Search
Locating a UConn Library Book
Requesting UConn Library Books
Requesting Books the Library Doesn't Own

Citing & Writing
Quoting & Paraphrasing
Citation Styles
Reading Citations
Online Citation Tools

 

Embedding Research Quick Start

Research Quick Start is available from the Library website.  We recommend embedding the desired content into your HuskyCT course using the instructions below for Single Page

Embedding Research Quick Start Pages

Full Guides, Single Pages, or individual Content Boxes can be embedded into a course.  Follow these First Steps, then choose the appropriate tab for embedding a full guide, a page, or a box.

1. Go to the section in HuskyCT where you want to embed a guide

 

2. Select the Tools tab and select LibGuides

 

3. Give the page a name.  Other information is optional.  Click Submit when finished.

 

4. Open the new page just created and select the Library's LibGuides site: LibGuides - guides.lib.uconn.edu.

 

5. Continue with instructions for embedding a Full Guide  or Single Page/Box

To embed an entire guide, follow steps 1-4 in the First Steps tab.

5. Select the Content Type: Full LibGuide

6. Select the guide from the menu.  If you know the name of the guide, start typing to navigate more quickly.  If not, browse to find the desired guide.

7. Select Embed. The guide is now embedded in your HuskyCT course!

To embed a single page or box, follow steps 1-4 in the First Steps tab.

5. Select the Content Type: Single Page or Content Box

6. Select the guide from the menu.  If you know the name of the guide, start typing to navigate more quickly.  If not, browse to find the desired guide.

7. Choose the Guide Page and Box (Box option will be available only if embedding a content box).

8. Select Embed. The page or content box is now embedded in your HuskyCT course!

 

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