Research and Information Skills
This is the syllabus for the research and information skills course. The goal of this course is to provide you with the basic skills required to perform academic research. These skills are necessary for success at Duquesne University, and while they will be further developed throughout your academic career, this course provides a foundation of information literacy skills, including defining your information needs, conducting research effectively, and evaluating your research results. You will also learn about ethical issues relevant to using sources in projects and papers, including academic integrity, copyright, and citation.