Library and Information Services Community Portal
Welcome – From the Editor
Welcome to the MERLOT Library and Information Services portal, an educational resource for information professionals.
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Research Roadmap is an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources. It also covers the ethics of information use, including copyright and fair use, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to cite sources correctly.
Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
Engaging graphics, compelling examples, and easy-to-understand explanations make Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to...
Data Information Literacy
This book addresses data information literacy (particularly the data management life cycle), emphasizing the role of...
LibGuides: Types of Sources: Home
This library guide explains different types of sources (e.g., primary, secondary, tertiary, scholarly), and links to...
Library Data Analytics
This website serves as a centralized site for information on data analytics for library management.
Incorporating Computational Thinking into Library Graduate Course Goals and Objectives
This study examined how computational thinking concepts were incorporated into library science syllabi objectives, how...
Knowledge and Networks | SpringerLink
This book discusses a core question in many fields of the social sciences, namely how to create, share and adopt new...
The Atlas of New Librarianship Online
Describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new...
Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations
This is a must-read how-to guide if you are planning to embark on a scholarly digitisation project. Tailored to the...
Access to Online Resources | SpringerLink
This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.The book offers a concise guide for librarians, helping them...
Information Literacy: Searching in Scopus
This tutorial shows some of the specific features of the bibliographic database and search system Scopus. In this...
Open Science Training Handbook (ver 1)
The Open Science Training Handbook (ver. 1) is intended for anyone who wishes to host Open Science training events or...
U.S. Copyright Basics Tutorial
This lesson introduces the basics of U.S. copyright protection. Copyright is a form of legal protection that allows...
Public Librarians - BecomeALibrarian.org
A site that tells all the career of librarianship. "If you're looking for a job that is highly skilled, in demand and...
Information Literacy: PubMed
This tutorial is meant to show some of the specific features of the PubMed database and search system. In this module...
Habits of Mind Toolkit
This toolkit provides the foundational "habits of mind" or skills that underlie approaches to effectively interacting...
ChemSpider.com | Chemical Structure Database
ChemSpider is a free chemical structural database providing fast text and structure search access to over 63+ million...
CitizenScience.gov (USA) is an official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and Citizen...
Canadian School Libraries Research Archive – Scholarly and Practitioner Research about the School Library Learning Commons
The Canadian School Libraries Research Archive makes scholarly and practitioner research from all Treasure Mountain...
Metrics-Toolkit.org | Helping you use metrics responsibly
The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each...
LIS Scholarship Archive (LISSA): Open Access Preprints for Library & Informational Sciences
LIS Scholarship Archive (LISSA) is a free, open access preprints service for Library & Information Sciences and allied...
Online Plagiarism Checker Tool | Plagiarismcheck.org
An advanced plagiarism checking tool that will help you identify plagiarism in any document, if it exists. Free and paid...
Library Tutorials | Libraries | Colorado State University
This website teachs basic and advanced boolean search, truncaiton, and "where do I start", etc.
Library Tools and Tutorials - Research Guides at Dominican University of California
This website provides multiple research guides on how to complete research. Some topics are annotated bibliography,...
LibGuides: Library Tutorials Best Practices: Creating Tutorials: Best Practices
This site provided access to mulltiple tutorials, LibGuides, PowerPoints, technology, etc. on how to research and locate...
Wally GrotophorstGeorge Mason University
Margaret LincolnLakeview High School
Lauryn LehmanSaginaw Valley State University
Andrew DiamondTemple University
Jennifer RayeButler University
Gaylord RobbSalisbury University
Pauline LaiThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Paige MannUniversity of Redlands
Kelly KlinkeCommunity College
Steven Frederick BaljkasMWBARC
Heather Lea Moulaison SandyUniversity of Missouri System - Columbia
Karen AbrahamLaconia High School
Peter GatitiAga Khan University
Lori CassidyOrange Coast College
Dana TomlinState University of New York System - College at Old Westbury
Charissa JeffersonCalifornia State University, Northridge
Drew BagbyFront Range Community/Technical College
Janet SwatschenoUniversity of Illinois System - Urbana-Champaign
Christina WacPortage College
Jill Hallam-MillerBucknell University
Marian van HarmelenWageningen University & Research - Library
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Library & Information Services on the Web
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Lib & Info on Twitter
- What’s your library’s approach to improving the customer experience?
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- Check out the latest edition of Read for Later, the newsletter from the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…10 minutes ago | ALALibrary
- 15 Tips and Online Resources That Will Help Students Improve Their Writing @EmergingEdTech buff.ly/2Pt5zWT https://t.co/ORrgTbxbCf, photo: pic.twitter.com/ORrgTbxbCf1 hour ago | MERLOTorg
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- Class Central’s Top 50 #MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition) buff.ly/2LdkT6k https://t.co/AA25WfBv2L, photo: pic.twitter.com/AA25WfBv2L3 hours ago | MERLOTorg
- Latest Library Links: 10 great things about National Book Fest 2018 bit.ly/2w1eXZl
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- New at @amlibraries The Scoop: Advocating for Libraries Before the Election -- Get to know where local candidates s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4 hours ago | ALALibrary
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- Some creative and thoughtful ideas for collaboration between public and school libraries in this toolkit. Great ins… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4 hours ago | ALALibrary