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For Teachers: Using the NCC in the Research Process

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Need some pointers? We're here to help!

Looking for some direction in using the AFACT Research Process in a research or inquiry unit? Wondering how to introduce your class to these concepts? You've come to the right place!

We have compiled resources to make it easy to encorporate the AFACT Framework into your teaching.

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Guide to using the NCC pages

The most useful starting point is our collection of Research Skills Guides, which you can access from the NCC homepage:

From here you will find a series of pages that step you through the AFACT Research Process, plus pages on supplementary topics to support this process, such as Writing a Bibliography/Reference List, Avoiding Plagiarism and Copyright. You can find links for these pages to the right.

These pages are designed for use by students and staff, so please encourage your students to become familiar with what they're for and how to find them.

Additional Useful Links

Other useful pages to know about when delivering research or inquiry units are our Digital Resource Guides and our Offisite Access Guide.

The Digital Resource Guides contains a page for each of our different online platforms, such as our non-fiction eBooks on Ebsco or our video collection on ClickView. These pages guide you through how to use these platforms, suggesting tips, troubleshooting hacks, searching advice and more. These pages are a great place to learn how to make the most of these resources, such as Britannica, ClickView, Ebsco eBooks, Issues in Society, NewsBank and our Library Catalogue WorldCat. We subscribe to these platforms in order to support your teaching, so we encourage you to encorporate these resources into your teaching and to direct students to these pages!


Our Offsite Access Guide answers all your questions about how to access these different resources when in Remote Learning, at home or offsite. Most of our platforms allow automatic access when onsite and connected to the school's internet network (via IP address), however this is slightly different if you are not on campus. Our Offsite Access Guide explains which platforms use Single Sign On (SSO) via your usual Lowther Hall login, and which use a separate password. You can find these passwords by clicking on the orange button 'Offsite Passwords for Students'.    

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Supplementary Research Skills