I Need to... Learn How to Do Research

 

 Plan Research Create Present

 

Videos (Elementary)     eBooks (Elementary)

Educator Content:

 

Student vs. Educator Pages

  • When exploring OSLIS as an educator, we recommend using the educator version so you see any relevant content for library staff and other educators. When using OSLIS with students, use the student version so they are not distracted by irrelevant content. 
  • There are two parts to each Educator page:
    • Everything above the text that says Educator Content is exactly the same as what displays on the corresponding Student page.
    • Anything below the Educator Content text is material for educators that supports the Student page above it.
  • Use the Switch Site tool at the top of the page to easily switch from one version to another. Tip: If you started exploring by using the student version and you wonder if there is any related content for educators for the page you are on, add educator. to the URL.
    Example: www.elementary.oslis/find-information becomes www.elementary.educator.oslis/find-information  
Resources about Learn to Research

  • eBooks about information literacy -- You have access to a set of eBooks that teach about information literacy. There are two master lists: alphabetical and grouped by each step of the research process. Each book is also accessible from the Resources box in the appropriate step in the Learn to Research section. Oregon classroom teachers, ask your library staff for the login. Library staff, contact the School Library Consultant at the State Library of Oregon by using the Feedback form at the bottom of this page.
  • eBooks about online safety -- You also have access to a few eBooks about online safety.
  • Video tutorials about research process -- The OSLIS committee developed short video tutorials to teach students about various aspects of the research process. There are two master lists: alphabetical and grouped by each step of the research process. Each video is also accessible from the Resources box in the appropriate step in the Learn to Research section.
  • Posters and bookmarks about research process -- Reinforce the four steps of the OSLIS research process with these posters and bookmarks.
  • This document explains how to use the site's translation tool. Feel free to share the document with students and staff. 

Navigating Content in the Learn to Research Section

  • The Learn to Research section teaches a 4-step research model: Plan, Find, Create, Present.
  • Each step starts with a brief overview video and has 2 or more sub-steps.
  • The Learn To box is specific to each research step and lists its sub-steps. 

For instance, the Find step has these 4 sub-steps, which are listed in the Learn To box: 
     Choose My Sources
     Use My Sources
     Take Notes
     Cite My Sources

  • Each sub-step explains that part of the research process and often includes links to videos and activities.
  • The Resources box links to resources related to the steps and sub-steps: video tutorials, eBooks, worksheets, and/or guides. Content in the Resources box is the same for every step. However, content is unique for each sub-step. For example, when you select the Choose My Sources sub-step, the content in the Resources box is specifically related to the topic of choosing sources.