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Expanding Perspectives in Your Search

Expanding Perspectives in Your Search

This tutorial challenges researchers to actively seek sources that push outside of their initial perspective. With a more balanced survey of the literature, researchers will be able to refine and hone their research questions within the context of the broader research.


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Alison Foster
Alison Foster (Librarian)
4 years ago
This concise but engaging video does a great job of introducing learners to the practice of considering multiple sources during the research process. The video ties in the concept of Identifying the scholarly conversation around a topic (an important Information Literacy concept) without labelling it as such; instead the narrators use images and animation to illustrate the multiple facets of a comprehensive research process. I recently sent a link to this resource to a student looking for help with getting started in their research and they appreciated it! In the future, I would incorporate this video as a hook in my information literacy instruction.
Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes
UCLA WIRE (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
4 years ago
We're so happy to hear that you found the video helpful, and thank you for your thoughtful comment!