Material Detail

Defining a Topic: Info Research 101 Tutorial

Defining a Topic: Info Research 101 Tutorial

This Flash-based presentation focuses on the first step of any research endeavor, namely, choosing a topic. Suggestions for accomplishing this task include determining the proper focus (or breadth) of the topic, extracting key concepts and subject terms in preparation for research, and developing a thesis statement. There are three short optional quizzes (or activities) within the section. Each quiz consists of three multiple choice questions, and every answer choice has a corresponding explanation. Like the three practice activities, the site contains several research examples and tips that display in popup windows when clicked. This digital learning object has been chosen by the CSU ICT/Information Literacy Learning Objects Initiative due to its quality and minimal conformity to the... Show More


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.