Research Skills

By Ann Lautrette | Collected resources to help improve research skills.

5 Takeaways from News Literacy EdCamp

Fake news is such a hot term right now that it’s difficult to spend a day without hearing it mentioned. From Twitter, to Facebook, to even our own …


What is a more effective way of taking notes - laptop or notepad?

Walk into any modern university lecture theatre and you can expect to see a wall of laptop lids, with students' eyes peering over them. Past research …


Alternative Facts

This week a post on The Adventures of Library Girl (a blog by written by Jennifer LaGarde, the Lead School Library Media Coordinator/Digital Teaching …

Fake News

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source

Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’<p>Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”.<p>The …


10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article

For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of …

Fake News

Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world

Last week, we reported how extremist sites ‘game’ the search engine, boosting their propaganda. In response, the web giant appears to have modified some results, but would like us not to notice<p>Did the Holocaust really happen? No. The Holocaust did not really happen. Six million Jews did not die. It …


Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News

Given social media’s popularity as a news source, writes media literacy expert Frank Baker, it’s critically important that students gain the insight …

Fake News

Twitter Destroys Enrique Peña Nieto After Learning He Plagiarized 29% of His Law School Thesis

Over the weekend, Aristegui Noticias broke the news that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plagiarized a significant chunk of his 1991 …

Enrique Peña Nieto

3 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Effectively Search The Web

November 13, 2015<br>Being able to conduct smart search queries online be it on Google or any other search engine is absolutely an essential skill for …


Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

Your students are probably Internet authorities. When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that …


Six Easy Ways To Tell If That Viral Story Is A Hoax

“And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked …


Research well - By Glenn

SQ3R Reading Method - How to use SQ3R to Understand and Comprehend Written Material


Tips & Tricks for Searching Google Like a Pro [Infographic]


Guide to Note Taking in Class

| <b>source:</b> Best Infographic Apr 14th, 2015<p>Hopefully in the near future, I will be attending grad school. I need a refresher course in note taking. We …