Library (LIBR)

LIBR 318 Library Research and Information Literacy

  • Units:1
  • Hours:18 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course will help students acquire the information competency skills necessary to conduct academic, professional and personal research. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to course work, professional work and life-long learning. It emphasizes developing effective search strategies, selecting information tools, locating and retrieving information sources, analyzing and critically evaluating information and organizing and using information in an ethical manner.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define the nature and extent of information needed to complete a research task.
  • access needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • evaluate information sources for target audience/reader, information depth and accuracy, credibility, authority, point of view or bias, and physical accessibility.
  • use information ethically and legally.