Present learner with a set of periodicals with a mix of both popular, scholarly and trade publications. Have the learner drag and drop the popular periodicals into one bucket or column, scholarly into another and trade into another. This can also be done with article titles. Remember to provide meaningful feedback.
Provide a research question or thesis along with a set of sources (use images or screenshots along with a description of the resource), Ask the learner to identify which sources would be a primary source for the research question and which sources would be secondary. This exercise could be a drag and drop or click on the source. Provide meaningful feedback.
Give the learner a research topic/question. Given the topic, provide a variety of sources and ask if the source would be appropriate to use or not.
Provide images of different types of resources. Have the learner roll over the images to discover where they can find that resource.
Give the learner a set of of information types (such as diary, advertisement, research article, etc) and a table that has Primary, Secondary, Tertiary on the y-axis and Objective, Subjective on the x-axis. Have the learner drag and drop the different information types into the correct place in the table (i.e, a diary entry would be Subjective/Primary).
Provide different sources that are located in different places. Have the student match the source to the amount of time it takes to get. Examples - Library book in the stacks = same day; Book from library consortium = 2-3 days; Inter library Loan Request = one week; Article from a database = same day etc.
Provide a research topic with a set of resources and ask the learner if each resources is appropriate for the topic. Follow each choice with a follow up multiple choice question such as why is the resource inappropriate? or why is this a good resource? Provide meaningful feedback for the answers.
Provide the learner with a research question and a set of resources that support the topic but suggest that the research question needs to be adjusted. Ask the learner to assess the research question, the resources that support it, and revise the research question to better reflect the kinds of information they are finding. This could be a multiple choice question with 4-5 revised research questions to choose from. Provide meaningful feedback.