Information Resource Center

  • Link to: Guide to IRC Resources and Services for Faculty/Staff
  • Additional resource links and information


    Integrating Research Skills into the IMSA Curriculum

    The IRC customizes research skills sessions for individual classes across the curriculum. We can present these in your classroom or in the IRC classroom.
    See Connie James-Jenkin or email us.

    In collaboration with the Science faculty, the IRC delivers research skills classes for all sophomores through the Methods in Scientific Inquiry curriculum.

    Goal: Equip each sophomore with basic research skills which will introduce them to the research process and help them become efficient searchers, allowing more time for critical thinking.

    Method: In conjunction with a research assignment we demonstrate and provide “hands-on” experience with the following skills:


    Wireless Classroom

    The IRC has a classroom and projector we use for our research skills sessions. The equipment and space are also available for your classes.
    See Connie James-Jenkin email us.


    Reserve Collection

    There are two Reserve areas for "IRC Use Only" or "Overnight Use" materials. These can be items from the IRC collection or from the faculty member:

    See Angie or email us.


    Collection Development

    We welcome your suggestions for book and media purchases.
    Contact Connie James-Jenkin (for books) or Jean Bigger (for media) or use our online form.

    Please share your syllabi and research assignments with us.


    Preventing Plagiarism



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    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Information Resource Center
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