LIBR A100 Course Information

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The Information Literacy User's Guide - Download here for free!Links to an external site.

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research - Download here for free!Links to an external site.

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers - Download here for free!Links to an external site.

Course Description

Learn how to cope with the ever expanding world of information through the use of the library and information resources. Develop skills in searching, using, evaluating, and citing print, electronic, and web resources. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is two units. Starting Fall 2018, it's taught fully online. You will be required to attend one in-person library workshop at the beginning of the semester. If you have a reason that you can’t attend one, please contact me before the due date.

Because this is an online class, you are responsible for reading or viewing all content and doing all assignments without the benefit of in-class time. In this class, we are constantly building off of the information that you learned the week before. If you skip lessons, you will have trouble completing later assignments. That said, I will try to integrate fun or relevant material as much as I can to keep it interesting!

Course Overview

We will cover the following subjects:

  • Searching the library effectively
  • Searching the Web effectively
  • Evaluating information for reliability
  • Plagiarism and citing in MLA format

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, access, and evaluate credible library and information resources using a variety of search strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly cite library and information resources and avoid plagiarism.
  • Demonstrate the awareness of the social, legal, and ethical issues involved in the accessing and using of library and information resources.
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