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Information & Research Literacy at UST: Framework 6: Searching as Strategic Exploration

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Searching as Strategic Exploration

Inquiry, discovery, and flexibility, searching identifies both possible relevant sources and how to access those sources. Searching is a contextualized, complex experience that affects, and is affected by, the cognitive, affective, and social dimensions of the searcher.

Select/use variety of searching techniques
Narrow and define topics

Understand use of databases

Build context through citations

Learning Outcomes (Search Dimensions)

  • Design searches strategically, considering and selecting systems to search and evaluate search results|
  • Identify how information systems are organized in order to access relevant information
  • Reflect on the search process in order to refine searches and persist in the face of challenges