When you assign a project or paper
Keep in mind that students, expecially undergraduates may not
have a clear understanding of how to begin the information search
process needed for the assignment. They may have limited experience
using an academic library and its resources. If asked how they feel
about doing research in the library, thier attitude may run the
gamut - some of your students will enjoy the experience, others
would rather have a root canal. Many people hate to do library
research. As a result, some of them avoid it altogether. Others do
it badly. There are 2 big mistakes students make if they do not
enjoy the research process:
* they put off doing their research until the last minute and go
running blindly into the library without doing some thinking
* they try to get it over with as soon as possible by running
blindly into the library without doing some thinking first.
Is it possible to enjoy research? Yes.
There is a right way and a wrong way to do research. Approaching
research in the right way will save your students time and
frustration and help
In order to answer a question or solve a problem, they need to
know how to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information
Typically, there are six steps to finding and using
How can you help your students?