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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.

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Copyright and Fair Use Animation
Animated video encourages students to think about copyright law and the...
Copyright Quick Guide
An overview of copyright guidelines for university students and faculty.
Assessing Digital Information Literacy in Higher Education
This paper provides a comprehensive review of existing definitions of this...
UNESCO Media and Information Literacy
UNESCO’s mission is to engender media and information literate societies...
Don’t Use a Hammer When You Need a Screwdriver
Instruction librarians want clear data showing the effectiveness of their...
Youth Data Literacy
The “Exploring Data Worlds at the Public Library” project investigates youth...
information literacy
This American Library Association wiki lists information literacy standards,...
How College Students Seek Information
A simple infographic depicting the sources and methods that students turn to...
Fake News, Misleading News, Biased News: Evaluating Sources
This community college library guide lists sites to help students evaluate news...

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