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CEHHS Faculty - Research Help & Library Services

A guide for faculty in the College of Education, Health & Human Services about requesting research instruction and using library services.

What Research Skills sessions could Raya teach?

Raya can design and teach research skills sessions around the specific skills students need to be successful on your research assignments, for example:

  • Developing focused research topics and developing a research question
  • Advanced search techniques and search strategy
  • Identifying differences between Google and Summon (the library's discovery service)
  • Finding scholarly sources in the library's collection
  • Identifying differences between popular and scholarly sources
  • Identifying peer-reviewed articles and what peer-review is
  • Analyzing and evaluating sources
  • Using sources to build arguments
  • Putting together citations and/or annotations
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Finding specialized information, such as datasets
  • How to do a literature review
  • And more...

If your class is online, consider options including:

  • embedding Raya into your Canvas course as a librarian
  • requesting tutorial videos or other Canvas content
  • holding a virtual session in BlueJeans

FAQ: How Can We Help Our Students Choose Sources That Aren't CRAAP?

This CRAAP Test checklist guides students through asking questions about their sources when they're deciding whether or not to use them for research assignments.

FAQ: How Can We Help Our Students Understand the Research Process?

The research process for university assignments is a lot messier than students think. This video will help students navigate their way through the twists and turns of the research process.

FAQ: How Can We Help Our Students Understand What Peer-Review Is?

This video explains peer-review to students: 

FAQ: How Can We Help Our Students Stop Plagiarizing!?

UM-Dearborn Tutorial on Academic Integrity and PlagiarismThis tutorial is intended to teach students about plagiarism and the academic policies of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Successful completion will be certification that students understand the nature of plagiarism and the policies of the University regarding plagiarism.

This video gives tips on avoiding plagiarism

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