The Rutgers' Riot research tutorial could be a good resource for introducing or refreshing research techniques in a clear and simple way.
The five part animation looks at...
- selecting a topic,
- finding sources,
- choosing keywords,
- identifying citations, and
- evaluating sources.
There are also text documents available to accompany the videos.
Each part of the movie features characters explaining an aspect of the research process.
Note: this resource could also be used to highlight differences between the UK and the USA re: citations and/or as a model for producing similar resources.