Research eSkills for the Digital Scholar
About the Research eSkills: A Lab for Digital Scholars:
Critical Thinking combined with Information/Research Skills enables you to find, evaluate and use information in an academic and ethical way. These skills, when mastered, assist you in conducting research, finding great sources and organizing your information in a way that makes sense to your reader/audience while giving credit to the cycle of scholarly information. The objectives of this research are:
- The ability to determine the nature and extent of an information need
- The ability to access needed information effectively and efficiently
- The ability to evaluate information and its sources using critical thinking skills.
Mastery in all three areas constitutes a digital scholar. Use the hyperlinks below or the tabs above to access videos and activities created to help you master these objectives or refresh your abilities in a specific area and to assist you in researching effectively both in class and in your eveyday life. NOTE: Best browsers to use: Internet Explorer or Firefox.
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Survey - Digital Scholar Skills
Library Instruction Survey - Provide feedback on your digital scholar skills with a few simple questions!
ResearchToolkit for eSkills: Scaffolding Tools
The Research Toolbox contains exercises and handouts designed to ease your research tasks--use one or all.
- 4Square Tool
- Article Summary_Response Essay_Graphic Organizer
- BLT Tool
- Cite Frame Tool
- DOXII Tool
- DUPED Tool
- Keyword Toolkit
- Library Databases vs. the Internet
- Primary & Secondary Sources _ Scholarly vs. Popular
- Signal Phrase Tool
- The Onion Tool
- Thesis Argument Worksheet
- Vitals Tool
- What is a Domain Name