From Rookie to Researcher

Google and other search platforms are common resources for gathering information. Information literacy instruction prepares students to connect search strategies, contextualize authority and successfully navigate both the popular search engines, such as Google, as well as more scholarly/academic resources. These skills are key for students to participate successfully as scholars at Purdue and beyond in the workforce. This course will familiarize students with online databases and reference sources to efficiently research, evaluate source material, and document sources. Course information will consider student research interests, searching for available opportunities and mentors, and applying to undergraduate research opportunities. This course is open to all students in their first or second year in college and includes active-learning experiences that will support the course objectives.