The Library is offering the course LIBR 2100 Library Research. The goal of this credit course is to prepare you to use effective methods and techniques of information gathering, evaluation and presentation. The knowledge gained in this course will prepare you to conduct university level library research and beyond that, develop skills necessary for life-long learning.
This course is considered a humanities elective. This is the ideal course for any student who would benefit from learning how to conduct library research more effectively.
Below are some of the topics covered in this course:
- Critical reading/critical thinking
- Formulating research questions
- Information sources
- Evaluating information sources
- Citation, plagiarism & research ethics
- How information is organized: Making keywords work for you
- How information is organized: Unlocking the power of controlled vocabulary
- How information is organized: Finding the needle in the Internet haystack
- Issues for researchers in the Information Age
Please contact the library if you would like any additional information about LIBR 2100.