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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Research Skills

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Introduction to Research Skills

This lesson has three purposes:

1. Practical

    • Learn where and how to find the best resources for your research.
    • Save time.

2.  Psychological

    • Realize that research skills are not difficult to master.
    • Reduce your anxiety/frustration about doing research. 

3. Long-term

    • Improve the quality of the supporting evidence in your academic work.
    • Develop your research skills for life-long learning.

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