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Interpreting Studies -- MAIS Library Research Activity: Home

How to Complete the Library Research Activity

Hello. I'm Robert Monge, an instruction librarian at Western Oregon University. I've designed this library research activity to introduce you to the library resources while learning some helpful research skills. These resources and skills can be used while working on your coursework and completing your action research, professional, and thesis projects. 


There are three parts to the activity -- each with a worksheet to download and complete. The worksheets are set up as fillable forms that you can type in your answers and save. 

Part 1 - Using the Library and Helpful Research Skills is a guided notes activity. Download the worksheet then go through the lesson and fill it out as you go along. This is designed so that you will have a handout to refer back to when you are doing your research. 

Part 2 - Research Activity is a practice activity and a guided search letting you try out the various library resources and research techniques covered in Part 1. Download the worksheet and follow the prompts. 

Part 3 - Follow Up Questions is to be completed after you have done Part 1 and Part 2 and will be a space you can pose any questions you would like me to provide more information or go into more depth when we meet virtually on July 1st.

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Part 1 - Interpreting Studies Library Resources and Research Skills 

Download worksheet and complete using the presentation below. Make sure to save worksheet both while your working to complete it and when your are done so you don't lose your answers.



Part 2 -- Research Activity 

Download research activity and follow prompts to complete. Make sure to save worksheet both while your working to complete it and when your are done so you don't lose your answers.


Part 3 -- Questions?  

After completing Part 1 and Part 2 do you have any questions or anything you would like to know about in more detail? 

Submit your questions and I will answer these when we meet on July 1st. 



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