What is Research Companion?
Research Companion is a new, intuitive, and self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in today's libraries, classrooms, and online learning environments. It provides a new foundation and companion to "one-shot" sessions, allowing librarians and educators to focus on teaching the more complex research and writing principles. Studies have shown that today's researchers are unequivocally overwhelmed with too much information and data—throughout all the stages of research process. By combining learning modules and quick start evaluator tools into one resource, ProQuest Research Companion helps researchers in their quest to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information. Developed by writing instructors and librarians, ProQuest Research Companion is comprised of nine Learning Modules and five interactive Tools—all designed to automate the basic parts of the research process. The multimedia-based Learning Modules engage students to think more critically and creatively about their research, while powerful, interactive Tools help students navigate through the research process more quickly to spend more time on the research that interests them most. The responsive design means it's adaptable to all devices—laptops, tablets, and smart phones.