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Research project coming up? Take a research skills class at the library.  Learn how to find the information you need quickly and easily.  Find articles, books, credible websites.  Create MLA and APA citations. Use Noodlebib. Search databases.  3 classes offered each semester.


LPC Library Course Level Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)



Spring 2015 Library Skills Classes (Dates and CRN's)


Fall Schedule

LIBR 4    Introduction to Research in the Library       0.5 Units

Introduction to basic research techniques in a college library:  print and audiovisual materials.  Focus on use of the library catalog, catalog search strategies, organization of materials in the library including reference, faculty reserves, circulating books, audiovisuals, use of reference materials, evaluation of relevant resources, recognition of plagiarism, and bibliographic citation of books, audiovisuals, and print magazines and journals.

Meets 3 Fridays from 10am-12:50pm

 

 

LIBR 5     Introduction to General Research Databases           0.5 Units

Introduction to research techniques in a college library:  electronic resources found in general research databases.  Focus on campus and remote use of multi-disciplinary research databases, search strategies, distinction between scholarly journals and popular magazines, evaluation of relevant resources, recognition of plagiarism, and bibliographic citation of articles from magazine, journal, and newspaper databases.

Meets 3 Fridays from 10am-12:50pm

 

LIBR 8     Introduction to Library Research          2.0 Units

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.

 

 

Spring Schedule

LIBR 6      Introduction to Specialized Research Databases           0.5 Units

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.

Meets 3 Fridays from 10am-12:50pm

 

 

LIBR 7      Introduction to Internet Research          0.5 Units

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.

Meets 3 Fridays from 10am-12:50pm

 

LIBR 8     Introduction to Library Research          2.0 Units

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.

 

 

Questions? Contact Kali Davis, Instructional Librarian
kdavis@laspositascollege.edu · (925)424-1155

 


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