Hone your research skills with INTD 288: Advanced Research Strategies!

In Spring 2021, librarian Brandon West is offering a 1-credit information literacy course titled “INTD 288: Exp: Advanced Research Strategies.”

  • This course will be offered in the second half of the spring semester and will be conducted asynchronously online.
  • The target demographic is upper-level students or those who have completed INTD 105. The course is graded as S/U.
  • The CRN of the course is 60064
  • The course is listed in Banner as INTD 288: 02 Experimental:Advanced Research.
Consider enrolling in this course if you:
  • want to build your confidence for writing research papers.
  • are interested in developing academic skills
  • are getting ready to complete a project for your major (e.g., senior thesis) and need to brush up on your skills.
  • need to earn an additional credit hour; or are withdrawing from a course and need to maintain a certain number of credit hours.

Description of the course: 

Advanced Research Skills is a one-credit course taught by a faculty librarian that focuses on developing students’ research abilities to hone their “information literacy”—the ability to recognize when information is needed and knowing how to locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for academic research. Offerings of this course will focus on information literacy concepts, which may include developing research questions/topics, accessing information sources, formulating search strategies, analyzing sources critically, utilizing library-specific collections, managing information, publishing scholarly content, or using information ethically. Course work in this class will include readings, viewing multimedia, discussions, and a variety of assignments that emphasize the processes involved in research.