Modules

  1. Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (7th ed.)
  2. Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style (9th ed.)
  3. Citing Sources Using APA Style (7th ed.)
  4. Citing Sources Using MLA Style (9th ed.)
  5. Conducting a Literature Review
  6. Creating a Search Strategy
  7. Evaluating Web Sites
  8. Focusing an Information Search
  9. Moving Into Discipline Specific Research
  10. Recognizing a Research Study
  11. Selecting Articles for Academic Assignments
  12. Understanding the Information Cycle

Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (7th ed.)

20 minutes

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How UCF defines plagiarism
  • When you need to cite sources
  • The difference between a quote and a paraphrase
  • When to quote and when to paraphrase
  • How to signal to readers that you are incorporating the work of other researchers using APA style
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Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style (9th ed.)

20 minutes

Students will be able to identify:

  • How UCF defines plagiarism.
  • When you need to cite sources.
  • The difference between a quote and a paraphrase.
  • When to quote and when to paraphrase.
  • How to signal to readers that you are incorporating the work of other researchers using MLA style.
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Citing Sources Using APA Style (7th ed.)

20 minutes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Articulate why citing sources is important
  • Identify when something is common knowledge
  • Format “References” lists in APA style
  • Cite journal articles, books, webpages and videos in APA Style
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Citing Sources Using MLA Style (9th ed.)

30 minutes
Students will be able to:

  • cite journal articles, books, websites, and videos
  • create in-text citations
  • format Works Cited lists
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Conducting a Literature Review

30 minutes
Students will be able to:

  • Contextualize research questions within the scholarly conversation.
  • Differentiate between types of literature reviews.
  • Identify how to locate appropriate sources for inclusion in a literature review.
  • Synthesize research from multiple sources.
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Creating a Search Strategy

20 minutes
Students will be able to:

  • identify the process to develop a search strategy,
  • identify keyword terms,
  • select appropriate resources,
  • identify techniques for effective searching.
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Evaluating Web Sites

20 minutes
Students will be able to:

  • utilize lateral reading techniques.
  • identify the authority of information providers.
  • evaluate the accuracy of claims.
  • identify bias in coverage.
  • evaluate the depth and completeness of coverage.
  • evaluate currency based on your information needs.
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Focusing an Information Search

30 minutes
Objective: Using advanced search strategies in a library database, students will be able to demontrate how to focus an information search by applying strategies that include:

  • exact phrases,
  • subject terms,
  • combining subject terms and keyword terms,
  • and truncation.

NOTE: THIS MODULES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH SPRING 2022.

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Moving Into Discipline Specific Research

30 minutes
This module will help students:

  • Identify research conversations
  • Recognize tools to locate sources in your discipline
  • Trace a research conversation from a source
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Recognizing a Research Study

30 minutes
Students will be able to:

  • define research,
  • identify the structure or parts of a research study,
  • identify authoritative works,
  • identify publishing or distribution status,
  • identify sponsoring organizations.
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Selecting Articles for Academic Assignments

30 minutes
Students will learn how to:

  • Identify different types of articles
  • Recognize tools you can use to find academic articles
  • Interpret the intended purpose of each type of article
  • Understand how to distinguish which type of article is best for a given assignment.
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Understanding the Information Cycle

30 minutes
Objective: Given a research assignment and topic, students will be able to select the appropriate type of information source based on knowledge of the information cycle.
NOTE: THIS MODULE WILL BE RETIRED AT THE END OF SPRING 2022

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