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LIB 180. Introduction to Academic Research

Credits: 1-3
Department: Learning Resources & Services
Description: Students will understand the dynamic nature of academic research, including developing a research process, locating scholarly resources, and organizing scholarly information.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify academic expectations in relation to research in higher education; distinguish between reporting and research.
2. Generate a research question, determine what questions are appropriate for an academic setting, and translate a research question into a research strategy.
3. Select appropriate resources to support an academic inquiry, develop appropriate evaluation criteria, and communicate results of the research.
4. Identify and use an appropriate citation style and apply correct practices in quoting, citing, and paraphrasing with an awareness of intellectual property and copyright.

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