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College Research Skills

This course introduces students to the nature of research and the library's role in research. It emphasizes the development of information competency skills (the ability to find, evaluate, and organize information) for papers, presentations, and other research assignments. Students learn about a variety of information resources, including print, electronic databases, and the World Wide Web.

Subject: LIBR
Course Number: 101
Section Number: 1318
Units: 1

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: Online
Office hours: Online, schedule via email.
Instructor notes: LIBR 101 is a web-based class. The lessons and assignments have been designed to introduce you to the effective and efficient use of the college library for the preparation of class assignments, essays, term papers, and speeches. You will become acquainted with the online catalogs, basic bibliographic tools, and a variety of electronic databases and will acquire fundamental skills that can be applied to any research activity in most libraries. Classwork is easy but requires you to follow directions.

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