Title

Developing a Research Topic Using the Library

Content Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

2019

Course Type

Library One-Shot

Additional Course Types

Library Credit Course

Audience

Undergraduate

Additional Keywords

Keywords, Topic development

Abstract

This lesson is designed to guide students in developing a research topic starting with news headlines. After this lesson, students will be able to generate keywords for searching, develop an initial research topic, and find sources using a library search tool. The lesson relates to the frame “Searching as Strategic Exploration” in ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The lesson could be used in a one-shot session or as part of a credit-bearing course. Included in the document is a lesson plan with suggested assessment questions and a three-page worksheet.

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