Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to view four videos about searching library resources, interspersed with exercises in which they conduct searches on their topics and reflect on their findings and on the research process.

Key Terms

research, information literacy, library resources

Module Overview

  1. Searching as Strategic Exploration
    • Searching the Library Discovery System
  2. Search Tips & Overcoming Obstacles (Parts 1 and 2)
    • New Search Strategies & Unexpected Results
  3. Subject Databases & New Directions
    • Following Paths & Reflecting on Research

Optional Pre-Lesson Video: Introduction to the BU Libraries

Video 1: Searching as Strategic Exploration

Video 2: Search Tips & Overcoming Obstacles

Video 3: More Search Tips & Overcoming Obstacles

Video 4: Subject Databases & New Directions

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