LIBR-LIBRARY SCIENCE

LIBR 1110. Introduction to Research

1 Credit (1)

The goal of this course is to provide students with techniques and tools to become better researchers. This course introduces students to the research process, and the organization, location, and evaluation of information.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop a research plan based on an information need.
  2. Find information efficiently and effectively using a variety of search tools.
  3. Evaluate the reliability of an information resource.
  4. Practice ethical behavior in using information.

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LIBR 1111. Introduction to Information Literacy in an Electronic Environment

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to the basics of the research process; the organization, location and evaluation of information using print, non-print and electronic resources; and techniques of effective personal information management in a computerized setting. Uses a combination of active and hands-on learning methods as well as lectures.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop a discipline-specific research guide based on an established subject area. Select appropriate information sources and use them to find information efficiently. Evaluate information and its sources. Practice ethical behavior in using information.

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LIBR 311V. Information Literacy

3 Credits (3)

Lecture, hands-on assignments, and written research projects to give students the technological skills and critical thinking abilities needed to use the printed and electronic information resources found on the Information Highway. Includes how to locate, critically evaluate, and apply information for academic, professional, and personal purposes.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1110G or equivalent; and consent of instructor.