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Research 101

Library Instruction for R&C (Fall 2021)

The Instruction Services Division is offering a range of approaches that you can mix and match to meet the needs of new students this semester. Our goal is for students to learn how to use the UC Berkeley Library strategically, ask questions, and hone their research skills.

If you are looking for...

Option 1: Research 101 Workshops

Designed for students enrolled in a Reading & Composition (R&C) course with a research component, Research 101 Workshops are offered virtually on set dates and times throughout the semester (late September - mid November).

Students can sign up for a Research 101 Workshop that suits their schedule. If you'd like to assign the workshop, students will be emailed an Exit Ticket that they can turn in to you. 

Tip: If students  need a quiet place to attend, they can use a library study space or find a convenient place on campus via the Registrar's Remote Learning Room Calendar.

Option 2: Library Research Notebook

The Library Research Notebook is a self-paced asynchronous interactive activity that you can assign to orient your students to the Library. You will see the results of your students' work in a Google Sheet upon completion. Create a copy of the notebook to get started!  

Tech tip: The Notebook is a Google Form, so the bConnected team is your source for specific technical support, and the Google Workplace Learning Center has excellent guides for training and help.  

Option 3: Assignment Consultations

Meet with us to develop a library-specific research assignment. We'll work with you to design and develop research assignments for your course by setting up an Assignment Consultation (for Instructors). 

Feedback and Ideas

We hope these resources meet your needs, but we're also committed to embracing feedback. Tell us how these have worked for you, or your students, or give us suggestions on new directions or content for the Research 101 program.