About: Roll Tide Research is a series of interactive tutorials and other multimedia resources focusing on information literacy concepts, critical thinking skills, and practical research strategies for using resources available at the Libraries and elsewhere. The contents are organized into modules based on their general order in the research process, but the tutorials were designed to stand alone and can be taken separately and in any order. Some tutorials include optional quizzes at the end that allow users to email results to themselves.

Roll Tide Research was developed by the University of Alabama Libraries and launched in fall 2017. Content is regularly updated and additional content is being developed. (Last update: August 2019).

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Note to instructors: Modules that include optional quiz components allow users to email quiz results to themselves. Students can then forward these results to you for assessment purposes, if so assigned. These modules can be assigned in any order that fits your instructional needs, so each module’s quiz is separate. A combined quiz, containing questions for modules 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, and 4.1 is also available and may be more convenient for instructors who wish to assign all five of the above modules and receive a single email response report for each student. For a link to this combined quiz, contact Jon Ezell at ezell007@ua.edu. Instructors interested in developing specialized library modules for disciplines, assignments, specific courses, etc. should contact Jon Ezell or their liaison librarian.

Embedding modules into Blackboard Learn: All of the modules on this site can placed in BBL as external links. Beginning in spring 2020, versions of modules 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, and 4.1 will be available for upload into Blackboard Learn courses as Gradebook items. If you would like to add these to your course or would like more information, please contact your liaison librarian or Jon Ezell, Ph. D., Coordinator for Creative Media and Instructional Design at ezell007@ua.edu.

Other tutorials: A complete and up-to-date list of tutorials and videos developed by The University Libraries can be found at our Tutorial Videos and Digital Learning Objects Guide.