B.1. Learn Researching On Your Own

Each of these tools offers a different approach to learning information researching.

  • Road to Research     
    Online information literacy tutorial with pretests, lessons, interactive exercises, videos, and quizzes in four modules that correspond to the elements of a basic definition of "information literacy": Starting Points (identify), Find It! (locate), Judge for Yourself (evaluate), and Road Etiquette (use information effectively and responsibly). When UCLA students log in, their Pretest and Quiz scores are recorded. Instructors can check class rosters for Pretest and Quiz scores by clicking on "Administration" in the bottom green part of any tutorial page and logging in with their UCLA logon IDs. 
NOTE: The UCLA Library is no longer maintaining this tutorial (as of Summer 2011). However, the UCLA Social Sciences Computing Center is working on method for 
crowdsourcing the content. In addition, many sections are still relevant and do not require updating--e.g., Starting Points: Topics, Judge for Yourself, and Road Etiquette.  
  • Assignment Calculator      
    Interactive site where students can enter assignment due dates and get a suggested researching schedule, with links to useful research tools and information.