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Library Research Online Instruction Tutorial for Tutors

Library Research Online Instruction Tutorial: Information for Tutors

The library has created a new Online Instruction Tutorial to replace the former research skills MOOC. 

Students who engage with the LROIT will develop and practice the information literacy and research skills necessary for success on their research assignments and future academic and personal endeavors. 

This module-based tutorial is designed with scaffolding and metacognition in mind and can be tailored and used by faculty as needed. Our library team recommends that faculty assign each module as students are working on the corresponding component of the research process for point of need learning and support. 

It may be helpful for tutors and academic support teams to know that students may be assigned various components of the LROIT depending on their faculty member's requirements.

You can access the modules using the links below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us

Access the modules using the links below:

What is covered in the tutorial?

Each module topic aligns with the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy Curriculum. For more information about information literacy at MWCC, please review our information literacy guide for faculty

If you have questions, please contact librarians Brooke Gilmore and/or Ellen Pratt

Module List:

1.1 Introduction to the Library

2.1 Brainstorming a Research Need

2.2 Developing a Research Topic

2.3 Ask a Research Question

3.1 Understanding Sources of Information

3.2 Scholarly & Popular Sources

3.25 Search the Library Catalog

3.3 What are Library Databases?

3.4 Library Database Searching I

3.5 Library Database Searching II

4.1 Evaluating Information

5.1 What's the Main Idea?

5.2 Synthesize Your Sources

6.1 Cite Your Sources

ACRL Frameworks

Research as Inquiry

Searching as Strategic Exploration 

Information Creation as Process

Information Has Value 

Scholarship as Conversation 



Please CONTACT US if you have questions.