Students completing face-to-face, blended, or online courses that include research assignments can benefit from a Library Research Kit from within their course management system. Research projects are a standard part of post-secondary curricula and involve determining a research focus, gathering and evaluating evidence, and using it to create arguments.
A Library Research Kit tab can include methods to identify and measure research learning outcomes that meet the standards for best practice in information literacy development in higher education (ACRL, 2012). See the Graduate Diploma in Professional Inquiry for a Queen's open access example.
Rather than linking directly to the library homepage and hoping students will discover the best resources from there, a research kit page could include any of the following:
American College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Best Practices Committee. (2012). Characteristics of programs of information literacy that illustrate best practices: A guideline. College & Research Libraries News, 73(6), 355–359.
Head, A. J. (2009). Finding context: What today’s college students say about conducting research in the digital age. Seattle WA: Washington University, Project Information Literacy.
Head, A. J. (2010). Assigning inquiry: How handouts for research assignments guide today’s college students. Seattle WA: Washington University, Project Information Literacy.
Head, A. J. (2013). Learning the ropes: How freshmen conduct research once they enter college. Project Information Literacy. Seattle WA: Washington University, Project Information Literacy.