Understand different physical and online resources (e.g. books, databases, etc.) that MUW and MSMS students have access to
Understand with different physical and online services (e.g. printing, study rooms, research help, etc.) that the library provides MUW and MSMS students
Engage with some of the most popular library resources and services
Description: Using active and immersive learning exercises, this session highlights some of the most used (and most helpful) library resources and services -- both within the physical space and in various online platforms -- and has students interact with them.
Use cases: This could be for new or returning students who need to know what resources and services they have access to through the library. The materials below have been developed for UN 101 students.
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Research Matrix Assignment
Research Matrix Assignment
Learning Objective(s):Brainstorm and refine research topics by brainstorming search terms, identifying relevant resources, and charting related topics
Description: This assignment was created to help undergraduate students use research articles to help inform their argument about a "text." This exercise has been used in library instruction sessions for art history, composition, english literature, women's studies, and history classes. After reflecting on what they know about a text (or image or multimedia), brainstorming search terms, and tracking relevant patterns in search results, students can synthesize information from a variety of sources in an organized, methodological fashion.
Use cases: This lesson was originally created to assist with organizing ideas and sources for a literature review, but was edited to simplify objectives and condense the lesson for shorter assignments
Define different rights statements for images and their implications
Understand how to identify rights statements.
Identify places that compile or aggregate public domain or creative-commons images
Description: This lesson discusses copyright, creative commons, and the idea of "ownership" around images they find online. The discussion will help students who need to find and reuse (i.e. put images in a public, online place).
Use cases: This could be for any discipline, but has been used for art/history students creating a digital exhibit.
Understand how to contribute to the "scholarly conversation" by interacting with secondary resources
Understand when to use a citation and when citing isn't necessary
Define terms like academic honesty, plagiarism, cheating, misrepresentation, and falsifying results as they are used in the MUW student handbook, and learn what consequences for these actions are
Understand copyright and fair use when reusing images
Description: This self-paced, asynchronous tutorial on academic honesty walks students through different definitions and examples of academically honest practices, and discusses consequences of academically dishonest practices
Use cases: This could be for any discipline, but is a good tool for introducing composition students learning to engage with scholarly sources in EN 102 or a discipline-specific writing course.