The web version of this guide will be retired in late December 2021
Information has been updated in a Canvas Course with 5 modules.
Students can self enroll in this course here: https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/F3GKXM
Instructors can embed the modules in their courses here: Canvas Commons Instructor Library Modules
Modules take about 20-30 minutes each to complete and have quizzes embedded in them as well as other optional grading devices including handouts. Self Enroll course awards a certificate at the end of each module.
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The Library Skills Tutorial is designed for instructors in many different faculties to use in their courses to introduce students to UBC Library and the research process. The tutorial has also been designed to provide an interactive learning experience while supporting faculty using the tutorial for course assignments and grading.
To use the tutorial as a part of your course grade, consider the following options:
If you would like your students to have experience of the physical library, its services, and supports, consider using the Research Paper Prep Worksheet (download below). The worksheet was designed for students who are assigned to complete the Library Skills Tutorial. The worksheet guides them through questions for their own research assignment. The questions cover:
Students can be required to come to the Research Help Desk in to the library to speak to a librarian about their assignment, who will sign and date the handout OR you can allow students to interface with a reference profession via the Askaway Help Chat. The chat allows for a transcript email to be sent to the participant, which they can hand in as proof of completion. Learn Askway hours and general info visit https://askaway.org/. The worksheet can them be handed in for grade assignment.
Test Your Knowledge Quizzes
There are two options for using quizzes for the Basic Library Skills Tutorial.
Each Library Skills Tutorial module has a quiz assigned called "Test Your Knowledge". The quiz is designed to review what the student has learned during the course of reviewing the module content.
The "Test Your Knowledge" quizzes are designed to allow you to assign the modules you find most relevant to your students and to your course needs.
If you are interested in assigning a grade to a student for completing an individual module of the Library Skills Tutorial, do the following:
If you are interested in assigning a grade to a student for completing the Basic Library Skills Tutorial, do the following:
These videos were created by UBC Library are embeded throughout this tutorial. They are introductory level instruction on exploring research and the library at a university level. All videos have closed captioning and transcriptions. Each video is between 2-5 minutes long and can be used modularly from youtube.
To access the full videos list of videos, and related resources including a 'Test Your Knowledge' piece register for UBC edX module and view the tutorials here: https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:UBC+GRobinson-Clogg01+2016S/info
Some introductory library related research may require more specific guidance and subject specific materials.
UBC Applied Science Instructors Research Guides
Engineering has developed a guide for specifically for first and second year Engineering students. Please see the following for more information: Research Skills for Engineering Students Tutorial