Research Skills

The links and resources here will help you to learn how to conduct effective research.

  • The Inquiry Research Platform – This looks like a very thorough treatment of the Inquiry research Process. Provides guidance for coming up with a research question.
  • Internet Searching for Students – this is a powerpoint presentation that covers the basics of Boolean operators, developing keywords, and an introduction to some excellent student friendly search engines.
  • UBC LEAP has produced three short videos (see below) to help students develop the skills they need to begin effectively using the internet for conducting scholarly research. While a bit dated, the essential facts, skills, and strategies are still valid and valuable.
  • Deconstructing a website – reviewing to discover credibility
  • Note taking skills:
    • Cornell Notes
    • Visual Notetaking

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