Additional resource links and information
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 Paula or 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:
- Distinguishing between primary and secondary sources
- Finding books and media in our I-Share Catalog
- Finding journal articles and other e-sources via our Research Databases
- Expanding search strategy skills, including Web searching
- Evaluating and citing sources
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 or Paula or email us.
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.
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.