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Library Research Skills

LIB 195W

Library Research Skills

LIB 195W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Reading LEVEL 2.

Develops information literacy for success with college-level academic research. Credit may be earned in LIB 195W or ENG 195W but not in both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Access information effectively to help solve a particular problem, make a decision, or answer a specific question.

Objectives:

  • Access and utilize a variety of print and electronic resources.
  • Develop search strategies for a range of information sources.

Analyze and evaluate information effectively using appropriate means.

Objectives:

  • Identify information needs and determine if the information source is appropriate for meeting information needs.
  • Analyze information for use in solving problems, making decisions, answering questions, and writing for an academic audience.
  • Evaluate information resources for credibility and bias.

Learn to use information in a variety of settings.

Objectives:

  • Begin research for reports or other projects in a discipline.
  • Understand the ethics of acting upon information (i.e., plagiarism, copyright).
  • Write bibliographic citations using a consistent standard reference style.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.