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Intro to Research

This tutorial orients students to college-level research and teaches basic research concepts including the CRAAP criteria and types of sources. This tutorial is a package of the following Spark Tutorials:

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Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • Identify the meaning of the analogy “scholarship is a conversation” from a list.
  • Identify at least three characteristics of a fluent information researcher from a list.
  • Distinguish between types of sources (i.e. scholarly journals, popular periodicals, trade journals).
  • Identify definition of “peer review” from a list.
  • Recall what each letter of the “CRAAP” acronym stands for.
  • Apply “CRAAP Test” criteria to a given web page to determine if it is an authoritative source.

This tutorial supports the following ACRL Frames:

  • Scholarship is a conversation
  • Authority is constructed and contextual


Format: Interactive Storyline Tutorial (15 to 20 minutes)

Accessibility: Closed Captions and downloadable transcripts; poorly navigable by keyboard in Flash version


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Authors: Lettycia Terrones and Lindsay O’Neill

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