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Library Research Skills

Course NumberLIB 195W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours30
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: Reading LEVEL 2. Develops information literacy for success with college-level academic research. Credit may be earned in LIB 195W or ENG 195W but not in both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Access information effectively to help solve a particular problem, make a decision, or answer a specific question.
  1. Access and utilize a variety of print and electronic resources.
  2. Develop search strategies for a range of information sources.

Analyze and evaluate information effectively using appropriate means.
  1. Identify information needs and determine if the information source is appropriate for meeting information needs.
  2. Analyze information for use in solving problems, making decisions, answering questions, and writing for an academic audience.
  3. Evaluate information resources for credibility and bias.

Learn to use information in a variety of settings.
  1. Begin research for reports or other projects in a discipline.
  2. Understand the ethics of acting upon information (i.e., plagiarism, copyright).
  3. Write bibliographic citations using a consistent standard reference style.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

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