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Research Skills programme
Introduction get SMART The Research Skills Programme is designed to improve your library and research skills to support your learning. So get SMART and learn how to: S S trategically plan your research work M M anage your time more efficiently by improving your research techniques A A chieve your goals and improve your grades R R efine researches and evaluate information both paper based and virtual T oe the line - learn more about copyright, writing bibliographies and citations and how to avoid plagiarism
Topic 1 Using the LRC effectively LRC layout and services Acceptable use of the LRC facilities Acceptable use of the College Network Policy Inter Library Loans Access the virtual LRC Access the VLE Assessment: online quiz
Topic 2 Research and evaluate paper based resources Evaluate sources of information for different purposes Understand the Dewey system Action plan your research How to write bibliographies and citations Assessment: online quiz
Topic 3 Use CD ROMs and E-Books Access information from a CD ROM Use the Adult Directions CD ROM to research information on your career choice Access the E-book gateway Use refined search techniques to find information using e-books Write a citation for electronic resources Plagiarism Assessment: work products
Topic 4 Untangle the World Wide Web Search engines, URLs and gateways Refine searches Copy and paste text from the web Copy and save images from the web Print selected pages only Copyright – Intellectual property Assessment: online quiz/work products
Topic 5 Use the scanner and photocopier How to scan and save images How to scan and save text How to use the photocopier – enlarge and reduce images, photocopy back to back Copyright Assessment: work products
Getting started Create a folder in your user area on the network for your Research Skills work. In this folder create subfolders for each of the topics: Each time you start a new topic save the workbook in your topic folder.
Please note: Put your name and the date on each piece of work and any print outs you do Please answer questions in full – with well constructed sentences Remember to save your work books each time you use them. Complete the comments section at the end of each of the work books. And finally….. Please ask for help if you need it!!