Research guide examples

My colleague at Georgia State, Prof. Nancy Johnson, requires students to create research guides as major projects in Advanced Legal Research.  As we’re running a similar assignment as part of tech tools research module, I thought you might like to see examples from Prof. Johnson’s classes.

Please note:

  • These are not examples of A+ projects; some are better than others.
  • Georgia State’s platform, LibGuides, provides a standard look and feel.  We’re not going that route; instead I’d like you to post your guide as a page on your web site.
  • Many of the guides use four tabs: “home,” “primary sources,” “secondary sources,” and “interest groups and associations.”  This MIGHT make sense for you, but please let your topic dictate the structure.  Federal Legislative History, for example, might use: “compiled legislative histories,” “specific documents (e.g., hearings, reports, etc.),” “databases,” and so on.  Or for treaty research, you could have “when the United States is (not) a party,” “multilateral treaties,” “treaties by subject,” etc.

See you tomorrow!

 

Advertisements

One response to “Research guide examples

  1. Pingback: Saturday Evening Posts | jkbeitz

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s