LIBR 318 Library Research and Information Technology Course Schedule Course Policy Course Descripton SCC Home SCC Library

Instructor: Sue Chen
Office: LRC 215
Telephone: (916) 650-2760
Office Hours: By Appointment

Students must attend the following mandatory orientation meeting:

 Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:00pm - 3:00pm,  LR 220

How This Course Works:

Course Description: This is a 1 unit course. It is designed to help students acquire the information competency skills necessary to conduct academic or personal research. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to term papers, course work, and life-long learning. It emphasizes developing effective search strategies, selecting information tools, locating and retrieving information sources, analyzing and critically evaluating information, organizing and using information.

Course Materials: Readings will consist of class materials and handouts posted on Blackboard and various journal articles. No textbook is required.

Course Policies:

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Personal Requirements:

Evaluation: The final grade will be based on the total points earned.

Homework - 90
Participation - 20
Quizzes - 60
Final - 30
Total Possible - 200

Grade Scale
181-200 A
161-180 B
141-160 C
121-140 D
120 and below F

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Course Schedule:
(Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change.)

Week One -- Introduction to course and library resources

Week Two -- Research Basics

Week Three -- Research strategies

Week Four -- · Online library catalogs

Week Five -- · Choosing resources, indexes and abstracts

Week Six -- Online periodical databases

Week Seven -- Using the Internet for research, evaluating sources

Week Eight --  Citing resources in a bibliography, ethical issues

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Sue Chen 12/05/2007