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Designing Research Assignments

Liaison Librarians

Your academic department Liaison Librarian provides support for:

  • Curriclum-integrated instruction
  • Resource selection for course development
  • Library Research Kit for students
  • Discipline-specific research guides
  • Research consultation

The Need to Develop Student Research Abilities

Information resources at Queen's are extensive and the critical thinking skills needed for their intelligent use are challenging.What students say about research

According to a recent series of large-scale research studies by Project Information Literacy (PIL), students at all levels experience significant information-related challenges. View the PIL video  summarizing their research on the search behaviours of today's post-secondary students.

Assume that students need ongoing development of these skills to meet the requirements of research assignments.

What do students think about research assignments? This Project Information Literacy infographic reveals common student problems.