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Thursday, April 2 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaking Their Language: Information Literacy via Videos and Google-like Tools

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If students can watch short videos and type search terms into Google, they can learn to find, evaluate, and use information successfully. That’s because ProQuest’s new product Research Companion serves up information literacy principles and examples in the way students prefer without sacrificing rigor. With dozens of brief instructional videos and tools that combine with simplicity of Google with the richness of library resources, ProQuest Research Companion addresses the real-life questions students commonly have when tasked with research and writing projects—questions like How do I choose a topic?, How do I evaluate sources?, and How do I write a thesis statement? Come ready to discuss your challenges and successes in taking students through these questions and learn about the ways in which Research Companion might help. You will leave the session with month-long access to the entire product and a link to an open-access video introduction to Wikipedia.

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Rachel Ligairi

Editor, ProQuest
I'm an editor and former writing instructor who works on ProQuest Research Companion, a new information literacy product. I also contribute to CultureGrams, which all UT teachers and students have access to through Pioneer library. I'm passionate about writing, cultural education... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
  Interactive Lecture, Session 2

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