Try JSTOR's free online course, Research Basics!
The course consists of three modules focused on effective searching, establishing credibility, and citing scholarly work. Each module has three sections, and each section includes a 10-minute video overview of the topic.
After watching video, use a set of practice questions to test what you've learned and then take an assessment quiz for the full module. Upon the successful completion of a module quiz, you earn a virtual badge!
JSTOR Daily (daily.jstor.org) is an online magazine that provides context and background to news stories and current affairs. It publishes short and long posts from journalists and academics, and all pieces link to journal articles on JSTOR for deeper reading. We're constantly updating the site with blog posts, columns, long-form essays, and interviews with a scholars, so there's always plenty of new material.
The stories—written by journalists and academics—cover scholarship from a wide array of disciplines and are organized by topics: Arts & Culture, History & Politics, Business & Economics, Science & Technology, and Education & Society. JSTOR Daily can be a great source for ideas for paper topics and classroom discussion.
Here are links to some of the most recent articles: