This course introduces students to research methods applicable to an academic career at William Jewell and responsible participation in the wider scholarly community. An understanding of how information is organized and efficiently located will be gained through the application of information-seeking practices. Students will critically analyze the credibility of a variety of information resources and gain skills to independently identify and select appropriate scholarly resources. Citation styles, ethical use of information and plagiarism will also be addressed. 1 hour Elective credit only.