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Research Foundations Tutorial

A self-paced, open course to build your research skills

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Hello and welcome to Brock University Library's Research Foundations self-paced, open course! The lessons presented here aim to give you a working knowledge of the research skills your instructors are expecting from you. Proficiency in these skills not only helps to produce better projects, but makes the entire process easier and more efficient! 

To get started, choose a path below. At any time, you can click on the navigation at the top to return to previous sections or skip sections that may already be familiar. Let's start developing your research skills!

Information Literacy Outcome and Standards

This self-guided course is designed to help meet Brock University's Undergraduate and Graduate Degree-Level Expectations related to information literacy and many of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education set out by the Association of College & Research Libraries.

This course was adapted by Linda Lowry for use by business students at Brock University, but can be used by any student who wishes to develop or strengthen their information literacy skills.

Questions or comments? Contact Linda Lowry at or 905-688-5550 ext. 4650

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Brock University Library Research Foundations is based on Research Foundations by Seminole State College of Florida Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Feel free to use, share, and remix with attribution.