InfoTrac College Edition® is an
excellent tool to introduce students to researching
subjects. You can use it to prepare lectures and outside
assignments or to build a reader from the database for
your discipline. Students will appreciate the ease of
online research, especially when writing papers, preparing
class presentations, or researching a key topic. Some
suggestions on how to incorporate InfoTrac College Edition®
in your classroom follow.
Provide a topic to your students to
research in InfoTrac College Edition® . Have them
choose one article that interests them and have them
write a thesis on that specific article and construct
an outline. Point students to InfoTrac College Edition®
as an excellent reference and information source when
preparing their term papers.
Prepare a list of study questions on
a lecture topic and have the students research and answer
them using InfoTrac College Edition®. Have students
explore answers to the end-of-chapter study questions
of the book using InfoTrac College Edition®.
Select specific articles and assign them to your students
for further reading. Use as a vehicle for critical thinking.
Divide the classroom into groups and
provide them with a topic to research and discuss for
the next class. Have each group present their discoveries
and summary of that topic. Set up classroom debates
by providing a subject and assigning students to research
a pro or con stance to discuss in class.