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  • Library Information Literacy (LIBRY 1), a one-unit course, is designed to help the student develop information literacy skills and to introduce a variety of information resources and information retrieval tools available in academic libraries. The student learns how to develop research strategies and how to utilize library resources and services to effectively retrieve information in this course. (UC, CSU)

Course Outcomes: Given a research topic, students will be able to

  1. identify keywords and develop a research strategy.
  2. find and locate books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and other types of resources on the subject from the library's print and online collections as well as from the Internet.
  3. critically analyze, evaluate, and organize the information sources for a research paper.

Advanced Library Information Literacy (LIBRY 2), a two-unit course, is designed to further develop the student's information literacy and critical thinking skills learned in Library Information Literacy. In this course, special emphasis is given to the Internet as a research tool, online bibliographic tools, online databases, online searching strategies, general and specialized reference books, law reference sources, and career information. (UC, CSU)

Course Outcomes:

  1. Given a research topic, students will identify Web search engine(s) and appropriate search options to retrieve and critically analyze Internet sources.
  2. Having identified a career goal, students will be able to find, evaluate, and cite career information.
  3. Given a legal research topic, students will be able to identify legal research tools to find, evaluate, and cite law reference sources from the college library's legal research tools as well as from the Internet.
  4. Having selected a research topic, students will identify appropriate research tools and retrieve, organize, and critically assess online and print information for a research paper. The students will also develop an analytical resource guide on the chosen topic, using one of the major styles of writing.

Information Competency (LIBRY 3), a three-unit online course, is designed to empower students with the technological skills, research strategies, and critical thinking abilities needed to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in various formats. The course promotes consideration of ethical and legal use of information as well as the application of both critical thinking and communication skills. The course combines instruction, hands-on learning and applications, online class discussions, analysis and evaluation of information, learning assessment, and a research project. (UC, CSU)

Course Outcomes: Given a research topic, the student will be able to

  1. develop research questions, thesis statement, and a search strategy to retrieve information.
  2. identify appropriate research tools to effectively retrieve and critically evaluate retrieved information.
  3. understand what plagiarism is and how to prevent plagiarism.
  4. cite sources in their research papers using one of the major writing styles.
Last update: May 19, 2015



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