Four stand-alone classes are available on various research skills needed by today’s student. Taught in a workshop-style format, each class will meet just twice and is worth a .5 unit credit each. Held in the library’s instructional computer lab area, these four classes provide basic library and research skills that will be useful in any academic or work environment.
Introduction to Specialized Research Databases (Spring 2010)
Introduction to Internet Research (Spring 2010)
Introduction to Research in the Library (Fall 2010)
Introduction to General Research Databases (Fall 2010)
Introduction to Specialized Research Databases (.5 unit) CRN 31863
Spring 2010 Dates: February 19 & February 26, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., plus 2 hours to be arranged week of March 1
Introduction to research techniques in a college library: specialized research databases. Learn use of subject databases that emphasize full-text materials on discipline specific topics, such as literature, pro-con issues, and gender topics. Practice MLA /APA citation formats for articles from these databases.
Introduction to Internet Research (.5 unit) CRN 31864
Spring 2010 Dates: March 19 & March 26, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., plus 2 hours to be arranged week of March 29
Introduction to research techniques on the Internet. Learn web search strategies, appropriate search engines and directories, evaluation techniques for web resources, and MLA / APA citation formats for web resources.
Introduction to Library Research and Information Literacy (2 units) CRN 32296
Dates: Online course that meets from February 16 - April 30
Introduction to research techniques using college library resources. Teaches the skills needed to successfully find, evaluate, and document information in print, electronic, and Internet formats. Covers plagiarism, the ethical and legal aspects of information use, and the critical thinking skills necessary for successful college research.
Introduction to Research in the Library (.5 unit) CRN xxx
Introduction to research techniques in a college library: print and audiovisual materials. Learn the use of the library catalog, organization of materials in the library, use of reference materials, evaluation techniques, and MLA / APA citation formats for books, audiovisuals, and print periodicals.
Introduction to General Research Databases (.5 unit) CRN xxx
Introduction to research techniques in a college library: periodicals and general research databases. Learn the use of research databases to find full-text magazine and journal articles, search strategies, differences between scholarly journals and popular magazines, evaluation techniques, and MLA / APA citation formats for database articles.
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