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Research Skills Mini Course: Student Resources


The Research Skills Mini Course is a short, free online course designed to prepare you to succeed in college and career.

Why take the course?

  • Make better grades. Students with strong research skills do better in school.
  • You're in control. Complete this free, non-credit course at your own pace.
  • Earn a digital badge. Students who complete the 8 required modules earn a badge.
  • Impress future employers. Use your digital badge on job applications to highlight your research skills and initiative.
  • Finish what you've started. Students who have completed IDS 1107 and ENC 1101 may have already completed some modules.

How it works

See the infographic below for the steps to earn your Information Literacy Certified badge. Click where it says "+ info" to get the details.

Student FAQ

Sample Video

Learning research skills doesn't have to be boring! 

Did you know that finding relevant articles is like online dating? We didn't either! Watch this video from the Research Skills Mini Course for a humorous look at searching for information (and love) online.