CONTENT: defining topic and topic keywords by concept mapping MEDIUM/TIME: module flash screencast/3:46 ASSESSMENT: none NOTES: Clear, straight-forward examples of students selecting topics and determining keywords. Shows ProQuest database. Why Hunter Librarians like it: PRIMO award winner; scenario based, high production values
CONTENT: defining topic; narrowing if necessary MEDIUM/TIME: captivate video ASSESSMENT:none NOTES:Encouraging tone, with emphasis on selecting something of interest to the student. "Be open to discovering new ideas when you research." Why Hunter Librarians like it: CLIP resource. Self-paced; closed captioning available
CONTENT: how to formulate a research question -- and an analysis of some of the common mistakes (and how to correct them) MEDIUM/TIME: YouTube video/5:00 ASSESSMENT: none NOTES: Ideally suited for graduate students or for those students who already have a research paper or two under their belts. Why Hunter Librarians like it: Two Hunter librarians made this video so we feel it speaks well to our students' needs
CONTENT: research topics, identifying information sources (including general background sources), search strategies, evaluating, citing, critical thinking MEDIUM/TIME: module flash, self-paced ASSESSMENT: exercises, quizzes NOTES: Not as engaging as some of the other recommended DLOs. Section 1 concentrates on defining topics. Why Hunter Librarians like it: PRIMO, Creative Commons License
CONTENT: In-depth look at how to choose a topic, including places to go to brainstorm ideas, also broadening/narrowing topic MEDIUM/TIME: video/8:45 ASSESSMENT: none NOTES: This video is really helpful with how to choose a topic, but is rather lengthy considering what is covered. Why Hunter Librarians like it: Focus on researching what the writer is interested in.