LIB 100 introduces students the effective use of library and non-library information resources and services in a variety of academic disciplines and professions. Students learn the core concepts of information retrieval and the essential techniques of organizing, presenting, evaluating, and analyzing information as well as how to properly attribute sources used.
This class enhances critical thinking and evaluation skills by using a variety of textual, graphical, visual, and audio (re)sources to assess how information is produced, consumed, and presented and teaches students how to assess sources for perspective, veracity, and authority in order to develop the ability to apply critical thinking practices to specific disciplinary contexts and information problems within the student’s field of interest.
Library 191 is designed to teach and strengthen lifelong research and information competency skills by introducing students to the nature of research and the role of the library in the research process. Students learn the core concepts of information retrieval
and essential techniques for finding, evaluating, analyzing, organizing, and presenting information.
The topics covered include:
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101
Note: Students completing Library 191, Library 190, and/or Library 101 will receive a maximum of two units of credit.
Library 190 introduces students to the skills of basic researching, including the effective use of library resources and services. Students learn fundamental techniques for locating, evaluating, and organizing information to be used in research papers, as well as how to correctly format source citations.
Topics covered include:
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 120 and ESL 151
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