Integrating Brain-Based Strategies Into Library Research Assignments 
College freshman-level research assignments and Information Literacy (IL) 
lessons share common goals: familiarize students with library resources, 
help students identify and develop effective research strategies, and 
provide students with skills to synthesize information into their own work. 
Applying brain-based learning theories to these research assignments and IL 
lessons can create interactions that not only achieve the identified goals, 
but can also mitigate some of the stress in research and composition and 
provide a more palatable context for library training.  Specifically, 
modeling research strategies in assignments that tap into the strong 
feelings and values of college students provide the opportunity for 
building rapport and the context for more comfortable and animated student