JSTOR’s Free and Open “Research Basics” Course Now Easier to Access (Registration No Longer Required, Move to LibGuide Platform)
JSTOR has made its popular Basics course easier and simpler to access.
Research Basics, a free and open online course designed to help early college and college-bound students learn academic research skills, was originally available as a Moodle course that required registration; it has now been moved to the LibGuides platform and the registration requirement removed.
Research Basics is not specific to JSTOR, but covers a range of key research skills broadly applicable to academic research. The course consists of three modules with three lessons each, practice quizzes, and assessments for each module. Students can take the self-paced course at school or at home, and will learn about effective searching, evaluating credibility, and properly citing sources.
For educators, we have an Instructor’s Guide available upon request and includes classroom activities and rubrics, as well as the scripts for each video lesson.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.