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IDH4905: Advanced Research and Creativity in Honors

The Advanced Research and Creativity in Honors (ARCH) program engages students in research and artistic projects during their undergraduate studies. ARCH pairs students and faculty for cutting-edge research and scholarly activities enhancing knowledge and

Instruct Library Tutorials

These tutorials will assist you in Navigating the Library, prepare you for the Research Journey, & provide support for FIUlibraries' Subjects & Resources 

How can I retake a quiz?

You will need to clear your browser history, try another browser, or use incognito mode. The modules are set to prevent you from retaking the same quiz. Clearing cache & browser history will reset the quiz.

*Once you take a quiz: You must clear your cache & browser history to retake the quiz.

What if I am getting an error message?

  1. First, start by clearing your cache & history.
  2. Then try to navigate through the complete course to the specific item.

Where can I find the Credo InfoLit videos, tutorials, and quizzes?

To view the complete inventory of videos, tutorials, & quizzes, visit FIU's Instruct Course and login with your FIU credentials. Use the updated links.

Assigned Modules

  1.  Navigate to the InfoLit Mods
  2.  Search for your Assigned Modules
  3.  Watch Videos & Tutorials
  4.  Complete Assigned Quizzes

Getting Started with Research

This module covers why information literacy skills matter and how to get started with a research project, including understanding the process, choosing a topic, and beginning research. Understand what information literacy is and why it is important in school, the workplace, and society. Know resources available to build information literacy skills. Identify how information is needed and used in everyday life. Set goals to build information literacy skills. Identify the steps in the research process. Develop a plan for a research paper. Choose a research topic. Identify keywords, synonyms, and related terms for a project. Recognize the iterative nature of the research process.

Sources of Information

This module covers how information is created and the many different types of sources that students encounter while doing research. As the availability of online information and resources continues to expand, building a strong foundation of information literacy skills is essential to achieving academic, workplace, and personal success. In general, information literacy skills help you to identify, evaluate, and utilize information in a variety of formats. However, in order to foster such skills, you first must recognize that information has value, and this, in turn, should influence how you use and manage your information.

Searching for Information

This module covers the basics of searching for information, including choosing the right source, identifying keywords, and search techniques Determine the best database to use based on the information needed. Identify and generate keywords to use in a search. Effectively use database search techniques for index and full-text searching, including the use of logical operators, truncation, wildcard, and proximity searches. Sort and filter to find the most relevant search results. Save or export search results.

Evaluating Information & Bias

This module covers the basics of evaluating resources for authority, accuracy, and other criteria. Identify scholarly information using consciously selected criteria. Determine whether information should be incorporated into an assignment and/or be trusted. Determine potential bias of information source. Perform additional research to verify the information. Choose search tools that will allow for the most effective multimedia searching. Evaluate images and other non-print media based on format-specific criteria. Recognize bias in media and journalism.

Presenting Research and Data

This module covers the basics of using information and presenting it to others.  Organize the content in a manner that supports the purposes and format of the writing assignment. Choosing a format that best supports the purposes of the writing assignment and the intended audience. Communicating the desired content clearly. Understanding the target audience. Understanding the connections among information literacy, reading, and writing. Understand what it means to synthesize information: Using multiple sources to create an argument or explore an idea. Recognize that synthesis takes place at every step of the research and writing process. Realize that many writing techniques, including quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing aid in information synthesis. Become familiar with examples of information synthesis in different disciplines.

Information Ethics

This module covers the importance of academic integrity and the basics of fair use, copyright, and intellectual property. Define plagiarism and academic integrity. Understand the institution’s expectations of academic integrity and the consequences of acting dishonorably.

Troubleshooting

  • Quizzes are only to be taken once
  • To take a quiz again you must clear your history

What if I am getting an error message?

  1. First, start by clearing your cache & history.
  2. Then try to navigate through the complete course to the specific item.

How can I retake a quiz?

  • You will need to clear your browser history, try another browser, or use incognito mode.
  • Once you take a quiz: You must clear your cache & browser history to retake the quiz