Organizer of Information: Citations
Citations are a very important part of the research process. Students who earn this badge will have experience in selecting the appropriate stylistic choice and will become aware of the importance of citations in plagiarism and copyright. They will also learn how maintaining a record of sources is helpful for organizing and referencing for future projects or work.
For professionals concerned with standards: ACRL Standard 2: The information literate student selects the most appropriate investigative methods or information retrieval systems for accessing the needed information. Performance Indicator 5: The information literate student extracts, records, and manages the information and its sources. Outcome B: Creates a system for organizing the information Outcome C: Differentiates between the types of sources cited and understands the elements and correct syntax of a citation for a wide range of resources. Outcome D: Records all pertinent citation information for future reference.
Organizer of Information: Organizing Information
Students and others who will earn this badge will improve their organization of information. One of the outcomes of the internet is that anyone with access to the internet has access to a wealth of information. One of the challenges in being able to access all of this information is organizing it and knowing what is valuable information for your knowledge base and research needs at the time. After the completion of this badge students will be aware of all of the resources available for organizing their information they gain from using all of the resources they access. For professionals interested in the ACRL information literacy standards related to this badge: Standard 2: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently. Performance Indicator 5: The information literate student extracts, records, and manages the information and its sources. Outcomes B and E: The information literate student creates a system for organizing the information and the information literate student uses various technologies to manage the information selected and organized.
Organizer of Information: Organizing Projects – Streamlining the Research Process
A huge portion of conducting effective research is being able to effectively manage one’s time and organizing the resources found in a way that relates to one’s research activity or task. This badge will help you to develop time management skills by introducing you to a free tool for time management and organizing your research plan. This badge aligns with the ACRL Standard Two, Performance Indicator 5, Outcomes A, B, and E.