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Working with Results: Info Research 101 Tutorial

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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: June 04, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 22, 2014
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This is a brief but detailed presentation geared toward students doing academic research, and centered on the exercise of information evaluation. Four topical examples and six pages of general instruction provide the context for learning ways to assess the quantity and quality of information retrieved through searches. Navigation... More

research skills, search strategy, information sources

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
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Avatar for Michael L. Porter
2 years ago

Michael L. Porter (Librarian)

Member Status - Content Developer

Usage - Have not used in the classroom, but I find the delivery of the content to be more appropriate for web-based learning.

Ease of Use - Content is very easy to use, although abit lengthy and too wordy.

Prior Use - I have not personally used this tutorial, but I have developed tutorials discussing similar content.

Accuracy of Content - Found content to be accurate and reliable for the content discussed.

Technical Remarks:

I found the fonts to be too small and the content appeared to be aligned to the left-side of the page.

Overall a clean layout and pleasant viewing experience. Tutorial loaded extemely well using Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome browsers. Quizzes and pop-ups add a nice level of interactivity, however the tutorial itself I found to be very lengthy in nature to be viewed in web browser.


Create separate (mini-tutorials) for easier comprehension for students.

Align (center) the content on the page and increase the font size for greater visibility.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins

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