This guide has gathered together examples and best practices to assist faculty in tailoring research assignment for first year students, along with strategies for incorporating the library, its resources, and research specialists into the assignment.
Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions about developing a research based assignment, or would like a librarian to visit your class.
Librarians can assist with introducing the concept of researching to your students, and can help guide your student to appropriate resources. The Learning and Research Services department of the library has a variety of levels of instruction, depending on your need
The following resources are often used in 100 level courses, and contain material from scholarly and popular sources. These databases provide material at a level suitable for students just learning how to research.