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Political Science Toolkit

For faculty: Welcome to the assignment toolkit for Political Science! Please follow the links below to the library’s information literacy modules. The library department recommends each toolkit be introduced in the course curriculum two weeks before research papers, projects or activities are given. The modules are designed to meet the toolkit competencies. Share this introduction video with your students so they can familiarize themselves with how they will use the toolkit.

You can reach out to your toolkit Librarian, Elizabeth Arestyl, at earestyl [at] bmcc.cuny.edu

Note: All quizzes and online activities are self graded. Students receive the results upon completion of the quiz or activity; the results can be emailed or posted in Blackboard.

Competency 1Competency 2Competency 3Competency 4
Modules #1, 2, 6, & 7Module #3, 6, & 7Module #4, & 7Module #5

Basic Research Skills Toolkit

Gold button that says Navigate Library Module 1 – Introduction to BMCC Library Resources – Video | Quiz
Green button that says Aquire Research Skills Module 2 – Research Process: Exploration through Questions – Video | Quiz | Handout
Blue button that says Search Databases Module 3 – OneSearch: The Library’s Search Engine – Video | Online Activity | Handout
Red Button that says Evaluate Sources Module 4 – Evaluate Information – Video | Quiz | Handout
Grey button that says cite information Module 5 – Cite Sources – (APA) Video | Handout

Political Science Toolkit

  • Module 6 – Searching Voter Fraud and New York State in the Social Sciences Full Text Database – Video
  • Module 7 – Searching for Data in the ICPSR: InterUniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research – Video | Activity
  • Toolkit Quiz | Handout

Additional BMCC Library Resources

Our physical collection includes: circulating titles, course reserves, leisure reading, children’s literature review center, comics and graphic novels, periodicals (magazines and newspapers), and the college archives.

Our digital collection includes: research databases, ebook collections, video databases, and the institutional repository.

We invite you to make use of all our resources.

Please let us know if you have any feedback or requests.

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