Developing a Research Topic Using the Library
Additional Course Types
Library Credit Course
Keywords, Topic development
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.
Ilett, Darren and Evers, Stephanie, "Developing a Research Topic Using the Library" (2019). Information Literacy. 21.