Teaching

Canvas Course Modules

SMU Libraries provides research and information literacy course modules for you to import into your Canvas course. The modules provide a simple overview of the content, basic readings, and quizzes to reinforce student learning. Each module has suggested activities for further learning. We can create customized modules upon request. 

 

Available Modules

Writing with Sources (Graduate or Undergraduate Students)

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the purpose of citation
  • Identify when to cite sources
  • Differentiate between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing and their rhetorical purposes
  • Distinguish between good and poor examples of paraphrasing
  • Identify good working habits for managing sources and developing writing

Searching for Information Online

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Identify basic concepts and terms related to online information search
  • Identify how search works on the open internet and in library databases
  • Identify effective techniques and strategies for searching the open internet and in library databases.

Evaluating News Media

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Identify features of the news media landscape
  • Distinguish between hard news, feature news, opinion journalism, and press releases
  • Identify standard professional expectations and ethics
  • Identify different types of bias related to the news

Finding News Articles

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to find news articles in library databases and on the internet
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of finding news articles through various methods

MLA Citation

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the MLA core elements
  • Format basic citations for a Works Cited page in MLA style
  • Format in-text citations in MLA style

APA Citation

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the APA core elements
  • Format basic citations for a References page in APA style
  • Format in-text citations in APA style

Chicago Style Citation

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize Chicago’s two systems of citation
  • Identify the elements of a Chicago notes and bibliography citation
  • Format a note and bibliography entry in Chicago style

 

Coming Soon

  • Finding Primary Sources
  • How to Read a Scholarly Article
  • Introduction to Business Research

 

 

Import Library Modules

  1. Go to Canvas Commons
  2. Search for SMU Libraries
  3. Import module (instructions)

 

Contact Us

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