Question: I’m concerned because my students are not using quality sources for their research assignments. How can I steer them towards better sources?
CITL’s Answer: Emerson’s Karla Fribley, Library Instruction Coordinator, provided the answer to this question. The ability to find and evaluate appropriate information is a key part of information literacy, and a skill that students will need well beyond their time at Emerson. To encourage this skill, you can point students to the Research Guides created by Emerson librarians. Research Guides highlight key starting places (databases, reference books, Websites) for research in specific subject areas and courses. They are custom-designed to match the research needs of Emerson students and faculty. Sample guides include: Publishing, Advertising, Citing Sources, Health Communication, Consumer Behavior, Costume & Fashion, and many more. Librarians are happy to discuss how you might incorporate Research Guides into your classes. Contact Karla_Fribley@emerson.edu