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Information Literacy Instruction: Teaching & Learning

Auburn University Libraries' Information Literacy Program

Teaching the Research Process



Teaching the Research Process (Accessible View)

Obstacles for Students in the Research Process

  • Knowing where to begin their search
  • Defining a "credible" or "reliable" source
  • Developing a research question
  • Asking for help

How Librarians can Help

  • Embedded Librarian - Scaffolded instruction of the research process throughout a course
  • Focused Instruction - Teach sessions on specific elements of the research process
  • Assignment Design - Apply best practices to research assignment design
  • Assessment - Assess students' research skills to determine strengths and areas that need improvement
  • Online Instruction - Create online learning materials and/or provide instruction support through Canvas