Essential Research Skills workshop series
Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees
Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.
Essential Research Skills: Choosing the best sources for your topic
Location: Robarts Library. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions
Description:With so much information available - not just scholarly articles but news sources, government publications, websites, social media - researchers often struggle with choosing the best materials for their needs. This is particularly difficult if you’re new to a subject - how do you know who to pay attention to?
Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:
- develop your own criteria for evaluating the value of a potential source depending on your context
- recognize external markers of quality
- take into account academic impact and influence
- take into account the role different sources play in your writing
Questions? Please contact Heather Buchansky.
Other workshops in the series:
- Getting Started
- Finding Scholarly Sources
- Citing and Organizing Your Work