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Information literacy -- Study and teaching, Library instruction, Inquiry-based learning


Research can be daunting for freshman who are challenged to gather scholarly information beyond Google for their research projects. Applying and blending two research models, ASE (Analyze, Search, Evaluate) with BEAM (Background, Exhibit, Argument, and Method), students can think critically about their topics and strategically search PRIMO for relevant results. This approach addresses several ACRL Framework threshold concepts, especially research as strategic exploration and scholarship as conversation. In this presentation, I will show how effective Primo can be for first year experience students especially in regards to discovering keywords, understanding and organizing citations, finding relevant scholarly resources, and discovering other pertinent, authoritative resources.


Presented on August 14, 2017 at the Annual Orbis Cascade Alliance Primo Reference & Instruction Meeting. Central Washington University.

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