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CSC 101: Introduction to Computers: Research Skills Learning Modules

Guide to assist Prof. Sandra Rimetz's CSC 101 students with the final research project.

Videos

The following short videos will introduce you to concepts that are important for locating credible and appropriate sources for your final research project for CSC 101. After you've finished watching them, practice your skills using the learning modules on the right side of the page!

 

Research Skills Practice

The following learning modules will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in using search tools and finding a manageable research topic. 

Refining Your Topic & Searching for Articles

https://manchestercc.libwizard.com/f/articlesearching

Learning goal: After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

    • Develop a manageable research question
    • Brainstorm a list of keywords to find articles related to their topic
    • Use an article database, like Academic Search Premier, to locate articles 


This meets ACRL Framework Knowledge Practices and Dispositions associated with Frame:  Searching as strategic exploration.

 

Introducing MCC Search

https://manchestercc.libwizard.com/f/mccsearch

Learning goal: After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Discover materials in various formats (print, online, etc.) by title or topic keywords
  • Limit your results by format, date, location and other limiters
  • Request items owned by other CSCU campuses and the CT State Library

This meets ACRL Framework Knowledge Practices and Dispositions associated with Frame:  Searching as strategic exploration.

Get to Know Your Library

https://manchestercc.libwizard.com/f/damato-library

Learning goal: After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Find information about Library services on the MCC Library website
  • How to get help from an MCC Librarian
  • Searching for and borrowing course reserves (textbooks, etc.)

 

This meets ACRL Framework Knowledge Practices and Dispositions associated with Frame:  Searching as strategic exploration.