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Introduction to Library Research Strategies

Canvas Course

This guide highlights information about the libraries' Canvas course, 'Introduction to Library Research Strategies.'

All students and instructors in Strategies for Success (SLS 1501) and English Composition II (ENC 1102) are automatically enrolled in the class each semester. Instructors may assign the course at their discretion and use the quiz score as appropriate. 

The course content introduces basic information literacy skills. Each module contain text, videos, and a 3 question practice quiz. A multiple-choice "Final Library Quiz" is also included as a scored assessment. 

Instructors from any course can request access by contacting the Student Learning & Engagement department at instruct@ucf.edu.

For more information about the course, please contact Rachel Edford. 

Best Practices for using the Libraries' Webcourse

We have created this webcourse for you and your students. Please use it as you see fit.

Please be mindful when assigning the quiz to your class. It is very easy to inadvertently change the due date for everyone's ENC1102 and SLS1501 sections. To assign the quiz to ONLY your section of ENC1102 or SLS1501, see the online instructions: https://guides.ucf.edu/librarycourse/assign

 

Course Content

The SLS 1501 and ENC 1102 have slightly different content. Here is a summary of what's included in each.

 

ENC 1102

Module 1: Types of Sources

  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  • Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
  • Other source types

Module 2: Search Strategies

  • Keywords
  • Search phrases
  • Search Limiters

Module 3: Locating Sources Using UCF Libraries 

  • UCF Libraries homepage 
  • Primo Search
  • Library Databases
  • Google Scholar

Module 4: Evaluating Sources

  • The CRAAP Test
  • Lateral Reading
  • Selecting Relevant Sources

Module 4: Using Sources Ethically

  • What is Plagiarism
  • Three Ways to Use Sources
  • Minimizing Bias
  • Citation Styles

20 point multiple choice quiz

 

SLS 1501

Module 1: Types of Sources

  • Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  • Other source types

Module 2: Search Strategies

  • Keywords
  • Search phrases
  • Search Limiters

Module 3: Locating Sources Using UCF Libraries 

  • UCF Libraries homepage 
  • Primo Search
  • Library Databases
  • Google Scholar

Module 4: Evaluating and Citing Sources

  • Evaluating sources
  • Selecting Relevant Sources
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Citation Styles (APA & MLA)

15 point multiple choice quiz