Instruction

Credit Classes

Current courses offerings may be viewed in the Current Credit Class Schedule.

LIBR 101: College Research Skills

LIBR 101: College Research Skills introduces students to the nature of research and the library's role in research. It emphasizes the development of information competency skills (the ability to find, evaluate, and organize information) for papers, presentations, and other research assignments. Students learn about a variety of information resources, including print, electronic databases, and the World Wide Web. This one-unit course is transferable to UC & CSU. 

LIBR 101 Student Learning Outcomes (As of Fall 2016 semester)

  1. Student will select appropriate tools for finding specific types of information resources.
  2. Student will evaluate information by assessing authority, accuracy, currency, and point of view.
  3. Student will identify and select keywords and search terms that represent information need or research question.

LIBR 201: Research in the Digital Age

LIBR 201: Research in the Digital Age explores the complex digitial information landscape and teaches students critical research skills for the online environment. Students employ multiple Web technologies and advanced search strategies to navigate, assess, and communicate information from diverse sources and formats. The course covers appropriate sources for academic research, responsible and ethical uses of information, and formulating and executing effective research strategies. This three-unit course is transferable to UC & CSU. 

LIBR 201 Student Learning Outcomes (As of Fall 2014 semester)

  1. Given a specific research topic, the student will develop and execute an effective research strategy utilizing advanced search techniques.
  2. Student will critically evaluate the credibility and quality of an information source by applying a prescribed set of criteria.
  3. The student will identify citation elements in a variety of information sources and consistently apply a citation style in referencing information.
  4. The student will compare and contrast characteristics of popular and scholarly information sources.

LIBR 201H

LIBR 201H: Research in the Digital Age (Honors) offers highly motivated students the opportunity to explore the complex digital information landscape and teaches students critical research skills necessary for scholarly inquiry. Students employ multiple Web technologies and advanced search strategies to navigate, assess, and communicate information from diverse sources and formats. The course emphasizes critically evaluating and analyzing appropriate sources as well as responsible and ethical uses of information. This three-unit course is transferable to UC & CSU. Full course outline.

LIBR 201H Student Learning Outcomes (As of Fall 2016 semester)

  1. Given a specific research topic, the student will develop and execute an effective research strategy utilizing advanced search techniques.‚Äč
  2. Student will critically evaluate the credibility and quality of an information source by applying a prescribed set of criteria.
  3. The student will identify citation elements in a variety of information sources and consistently apply a citation style in referencing information.
  4. The student will compare and contrast characteristics of popular and scholarly information sources.

For current Library course offerings view the Current Credit Class Schedule.