INFOhio Central
21st Century Skills, Critical Thinking, Information, Media and Technological Literacy, Problem-Solving and Communication, Communication, Arts and Communication, Writing, Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Material Type:
Lesson, Module
High School
9, 10, 11, 12
  • Information Literacy
  • Inquiry
  • Inquiry Skills
  • R4S
  • Research
  • Research 4 Success
  • Research Skills
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

    Getting Started for Students

    Getting Started for Students


    The units in this course, along with the instructor notes, are provided to educators and students free of charge. Each unit may be used individually or the entire series of units may be used as the foundation for teaching research and inquiry in the classroom. 

    Getting Started for Students

    Welcome to Research 4 Success (R4S) the online Information Literacy course! 


    Research 4 Success consists of six learning units, each focused on skills and thinking needed in successful research and problem-solving. 

    Each unit contains three lessons with activities and resources selected to help you learn, practice, and apply information literacy skills.

    • Learn key skills using a combination of video, digital text, and eBooks.
    • Practice key skills using a combination of templates, tasks, and interactives. 
    • Apply the skills you have learned and practice as you develop a research project under the guidance of your teacher or school librarian. 

    Information literacy skills are not just for school. The ability to locate, organize, evaluate, and present information will help you solve real-life problems including those you encounter as a student, as an adult, or in a future career.

    Using R4S

    Each unit provides opportunities to engage in learning by reading digital text, watching videos, participating in games, and applying the skills you learned to conduct a research project. 

    Assessing Your Learning

    If you have a specific assignment, be sure to consult the requirements as you work through the R4S units. 


    Each unit provides opportunities to engage in learning by reading, watching videos, participating in games, applying the learning in example activities, participating in class discussions, and applying the process to a real research problem. The following icons represent different types of learning activities. 

    read digital text

    Read the digital text or eBook


    Watch the video


    Organize information using the template


    Practice skills using the interactive


    Navigate the resource to complete a task 

    Accommodations For Students with Disabilities  

    R4S includes multiple learning opportunities to meet various learning preferences as well as disabilities. Whenever possible, a script or closed captioning is included with videos.