JSTOR’s Research Basics is a self-paced course that helps students learn academic research skills.

In order to most effectively use scholarly content in their research, students need to acquire the skills to navigate the resources. Built by librarians, this free course contains three modules of three lessons each that focus on library tools, smart searching, and managing information overload. Lessons are made up of video lectures followed by practice activities.

After completing all three lessons in a module, students may take an assessment quiz and receive feedback and a score. The course is free and open, and students have the option to email their results to themselves.

An Instructor’s Guide is available upon request and includes classroom activities and rubrics, as well as the scripts for each video lesson.

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