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Faculty Toolkit: D2L Modules: Research Basics

Library resources and information for MSUB faculty.

Critical Library Research Skills

Critical Library Research Skills is a free D2L course designed to assist students with the basics of the research process. The course provides an overview of the steps in selecting and developing a topic for research, formulating a research strategy, finding and critically evaluating sources, and the ethical use of information through citation. Instructors have two options for utilizing this material:  1) students self-enroll in the course or 2) instructors can have eLearning copy the files into their course shell and customize as desired. There are 5 modules, which include video tutorials.

 

To self-enroll in the course, sign into D2L and click "Self Registration." If you want the files copied into your class, email msubonline@msubillings.edu and include the course name where you want the files placed.

 

Picture of how to self register in D2L

 

 

The modules include the following:

 

 

5 modules include: Selecting & Developing a Topic; Developing a Search Strategy; Finding Sources; Evaluating Sources & Citing Sources