Whenever we get a chance to speak with students, we always emphasize using the resources available at the Regis Libraries. Before you get started with your research, you might want to take a look at the Research Skills Tutorial. A goal of this tutorial is to improve information literacy among students. What is information literacy and why is it important? The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers a good explanation on their website–but essentially, it is “the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners.” We’ll talk more about information literacy in future posts. Please let us know your thoughts on the subject.
When you’re ready to begin your research, the subject guides on the library website are the place to start. The resources listed on the guides will direct you to the scholarly and professional literature in your field. For your projects for ED 205, most of you will want to refer to the resources listed on the Education guide–although there may be other subjects you’ll want to consider as well.