Research instruction provided for students enrolled in 200 and 300 level courses is tailored specifically to address course assignments. Students work with specialized databases and resources unique to the subject and discipline of the course. They have opportunities to interact with scholarly literature, grapple with challenging content, and learn how to glean relevant content from empirical research findings.
Intermediate level students will demonstrate the ability to:
Identify and use specialized reference sources in the major field, e.g., subject dictionaries
Use special features of subject databases, including controlled vocabulary, limiters, etc.
Use appropriate style manuals and/or citation style formatting software
Identify and use sources specific to the major subject, e.g., case studies, surveys, polls, statistics, fieldwork
Use standard criteria to evaluate and select resources suitable for upper-division work
Use research collections beyond the local library when needed
Apply ethical and legal principles to the use of information in all formats and contexts
Understand the style, structure, and components of a scholarly article