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Beyond Google: Integrating library resources into your research strategy

A template for librarians and faculty.

Meets ACRL Information Literacy Standard

Standard Two The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

Library Guides

This assignment is based on [insert lecture/topic and/or date here].

Goal: Search for local resources using a UMass Library Subject Guide

  • Go to the Library's homepage.
  • Click on Subject Guides
  • Under Hot Topics, select [insert hot topic theme here].
  • Select the tab for Resources (local, nat’l, internat’l)
  • Skim the resources in the boxes
  • Select one resource and consider how it might support further learning and opportunities regarding permaculture.

Post to the group:

  • The name and web address of the resource you selected plus their mission or description of some activities (look for About or Who We Are, etc.)
  • [insert lecture/topic and/or date here] ask a question based on the resource and its mission, activities, etc.