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Library Research Process

This guide provides introductory information and tips on the research process.

Scholarship is a Conversation Powerpoint and Lesson Plan

The PowerPoint and Lesson Plan linked here describe academic research as a conversation in an escalating series of more formal locations: a bar, a club, a conference.  The lesson plan includes discussion questions and prompts for further exploration of information privilege. 

Article Deep Dive Lesson Plan and Video

This lesson plan digs deep into the description of an article in the database Scopus, and how that gets us to even more useful related articles. An optional video linked inside the lesson plan walks students through the first part (finding what's in the Scopus record). A group-based classroom activity extends the investigation into the citations in that article, plumX metrics and other "hidden" gems.