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Advanced Library Information Literacy Course

Advanced Library Information Literacy

(LIBRY 2: Formerly Library Research)


Course Information:

This course is designed to further develop the student’s information literacy and critical thinking skills learned in Library Information Literacy.  In this self-paced course, special emphasis is given to the Internet as a research tool, online databases, online searching strategies, general and specialized reference books, law reference sources, and career information.  (UC, CSU)


Goals and Objectives:

General Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to utilize information literacy and critical thinking skills to effectively retrieve and analyze information from the Internet, online databases, and general and specialized print sources for academic research and lifelong learning.


Specific Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of the Internet as a research tool and apply online searching strategies in effectively retrieving and critically analyzing Internet sources.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with specialized online and print bibliographic tools and effectively retrieve bibliographic information.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the functions of reference tools as well as familiarity with some general and special reference books.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with online and print career research tools and effectively retrieve career information.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the law reference tools and effectively retrieve law information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct advanced online periodical database searches, analyze periodical citations, and retrieve periodical articles.
  • Apply information literacy and critical thinking skills so as to effectively retrieve, analyze, and organize online and print information for a Pathfinder, an analytical resource guide for a research paper.


Course Outline:

  •  Using the Internet As a Research Tool
  •  Specialized Online and Print Bibliographic Tools
  •  Reference Tools
  •  Online and Print Career Research Tools
  •  Law Reference Tools
  •  Advanced Online Periodical Database Searching
  •  Utilizing Information Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills to Develop a Pathfinder


For more information about the course, please contact Dr. Jun Wang, Coordinator of Bibliographic Instruction & Information Literacy.
Last update: April 19, 2006.

 

 

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