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Faculty and the Library Toolbox: Finding Background Information

How to integrate library resources into your course

Learning Objectives

Students will learn:

1. The importance of background information for research

2. Different sources of background information

3. How to find background information

About this Tutorial

Finding Background Information is designed to help your students get started in their research. This tutorial includes:

  • Interactive learning objects
  • A quiz at the end
  • Additional resources

Ideas for using this tutorial:

  • Link to the tutorial in your syllabus 
  • Link to the tutorial in Blackboard
  • Assign students to view tutorial, take quiz
  • Print quiz results or copy and paste to email or document to upload to Blackboard

Finding Background Information is included in ACC's Research Success Tutorials suite, recognized by the ALA’s Association of College & Research Libraries’ Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee in 2014.

PRIMO recognition

Finding Background Information

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