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Faculty Support at RDC Library

Services and resources to support teaching and research at RDC.

Topics & Examples

Outcome: Seek information using an exploratory process, intentionally and continually revising search strategies.
Information Searching

Topics Include

Choosing Search Tools search tools (databases, search engines, directories, etc.); discipline specific tools
Keywords key concepts within your research question; discipline specific language; subject headings; synonyms; scientific vs common name; spelling variants
Search Basics broaden and narrow searches; limiters; phrases vs keywords
Analyze Results and Revise Search search result relevance; search strategy modification
Search Advanced mining sources (searching reference lists); search alerts; interlibrary loan; search history; research log; complex search strings
Note: Outcomes and supporting material informed by and based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.