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General Research Skills Toolkit

The following skills are essential for BMCC students as they become information literate. See the two options below.

Basic Research Skills Toolkit

If you are a teacher who wants to quickly integrate the library’s recommended information literacy concepts into your class then we recommend assigning this Basic Research Skills Toolkit below:

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 – (MLA) Video| Handout / (APA) Video | Handout

Information Literacy Modules for Faculty

If you are a teacher who notices your students need to learn one or more of the skills in the 5 modules below, then we recommend that you choose videos that fit your students’ needs. Click on a category to see all the resources within that “Module.”

Navigate Library Basic Skills
Module 1
Acquire Research Skills
Module 2
Search Databases
Module 3
Evaluate Sources
Module 4
Cite Information
Module 5

TIP: These materials can be completed during a class session or asynchronously, as homework. The quizzes and online activities are self-graded and can be turned in for credit.