Skip to main content

Managing the Research Process

This guide seeks to reinforce metaliteracy skills and help researchers to "utilize divergent (e.g., brainstorming) and convergent (e.g., selecting the best source) thinking when searching" and “give credit" to the original ideas of others through proper c

The Research Process & Information Literacy

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

"Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education", American Library Association, February 9, 2015. (Accessed April 29, 2015)

image: Information Literacy at Beloit College

Credo InfoLit: Getting Started With Research

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.

 Find learning objectives, standards addressed, discussion topics, & activity ideas here


  1. Introduction
  2. Tutorial: Why Information Literacy Matters
  3. Video: Life in the Information Age
  4. Video: The Research Process
  5. Tutorial: Choosing a Topic
  6. Video: How to Narrow Your Topic
  7. Tutorial: Background Research Tips
  8. Video: Thesis Statements
  9. Quiz: Thesis Statements
  10. Tutorial: Scholarship as Conversation
  11. Quiz: The Research Process
  12. Instructor Guide 
Loading ...