First Year Research Program for ENG 1320

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What is First Year Research?

The First Year Research (FYR) Program is a hybrid information literacy instruction model. FYR replaces the traditional one-shot library instruction class most English 1320 instructors are familiar with. Instead of limiting faculty and students to in-person instruction on research fundamentals, FYR lets users access and apply research coaching on demand. 

Add FYR Guide to Canvas

Choose this option if you’d like your students to complete all the tutorials at once and be able to easily revisit them when needed. To add “Library Guide” to the left-hand navigation of your Canvas Course, simply follow these steps.

FYR Modules to Canvas

This allows adding or customizing instructional content, inserting individual modules, and creating assignments for completion. Search "FYR" in Commons to import modules to your Canvas course. Preview content by clicking the "Research Tutorials" button below.

Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes

All First Year Research content supports the THECB Critical Thinking Competency, “Students will demonstrate creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.” Information Literacy learning outcomes are mapped to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

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Topic Development

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Evaluating Sources

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Finding Academic Sources & Using Library Databases

Coming 2024

Peer Research Coaching! Undergraduate Research Coaches will be available to meet 1 on 1 with students to help with the research process.