Identify the appropriate format for an information need.
Know when & how to apply strategies to narrow or broaden search results.
Use relevant keywords, synonyms, & related terms for information needs.
Retrieve a full-text article using basic citation information.
Locate information sources physically & electronically.
Read for underst&ing, engagement, & connections.
Use relevant search results to identify new search terms.
Recognize & respect the need to attribute sources.
Seek information from multiple sources to integrate a variety of relevant information into assignments.
Assess the quality & relevance of search results.
Critically evaluate sources by asking appropriate questions to determine the origins, context, & suitability of information for a particular information need.
Develop thoughtful, manageable research questions & topics.
Examine the cited works of a source to find related information.
Attribute sources with correct mechanics for the appropriate citation style.
Evaluate & compare search results from different databases.
Articulate the connections between information from different sources.
Seek out varied & potentially conflicting perspectives within a scholarly conversation.
Identify concepts from sources to incorporate into new ways of thinking about a topic.
Provide context for quotes & paraphrases.
Use complex search strategies to maximize relevance, efficiency, & thoroughness to include various facets of a research topic.
Recognize & employ discipline-specific writing & research conventions.
With increasing confidence & skill, students will develop these aptitudes in all levels of research instruction
as they learn to search, read, think, & contribute in an engaged & iterative research process:
Recognize the continuous & cyclical nature of the research process.
Continuously refine & adjust search strategies during the process of investigating a research topic.
Transfer research skills across information needs.