Madison Research Essentials Toolkit

The Madison Research Essentials Toolkit (MRE Toolkit) is a suite of videos designed to prepare you for academic research. Entering first-year students will be assigned the videos and practice exercises in their SCOM12X course via Canvas.

Madison Research Essentials Test (MREST)

STUDENTS ADMITTED SUMMER 2022, FALL 2022 & SPRING 2023

You will not need to complete the Madison Research Essentials Test (MREST) requirement. Contact gened@jmu.edu or ClusterOne@jmu.edu if you have any questions.

STUDENTS ADMITTED BEFORE OR DURING SPRING 2022:

You may need to complete the Madison Research Essentials Test (MREST) requirement. Review additional details on the General Education website or contact gened@jmu.edu directly if you have any questions.

Videos

Objectives for each section correlate to General Education Stated Information Literacy Outcomes.

Introduction to JMU Libraries

Scholarship is a Conversation

Objective: Recognize the components of scholarly work and that scholarship can take many forms.

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Objective: Demonstrate persistence and employ multiple strategies in research and discovery.

Research as Inquiry

Objective: Identify gaps in their own knowledge and formulate appropriate questions for investigation in academic settings.

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Objective: Evaluate the quality of information and acknowledge expertise.

Information Creation is a Process

Objective: Use information effectively in their own work and make contextually appropriate choices for sharing their scholarship.

Information Has Value

Objective: Use information legally and ethically.