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In a recent Harvard/University of Washington information literacy study,1 first-year students described college research as “exciting” and “overwhelming.” Most found it difficult to figure out the critical inquiry process while developing competencies, practices, and workarounds for evaluating, integrating, and applying the results they found.
How do you help students get past this struggle to engage them in research that leads to better grades and academic outcomes? That is, how do we keep the “exciting” while ditching the “overwhelming”?
You can provide the content students need, aligned to their curriculum, with tools that keep them engaged, all available on the InfoTrac platform from Gale.
All of these tools support InfoTrac's solid content features, including:
Available content engages students around the world with extensive subject coverage of Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, General and Consumer Interests, Law, and Science & Technology.
Engage and support students beginning with their first research assignment. The features and tools of the InfoTrac platform help users develop discovery, evaluation, and application skills while providing the content they need for their undergraduate courses. Find out more.
1Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College, 04 December 2013.2Student Mobile Device Survey 2014: College Students. Pearson, 16 May 2014.