Introduction to Library Research 1A ( Archived )
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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

April 24, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   20061 - Summer 2006

Course ID:

LIBR   1A

Title:

Introduction to Library Research

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Library Department

Discipline:

Library and Instructional Media

Short Title:

Library Research

 

Course Status:

Approved

Maximum Class Size:

  30

 

 

Method of Instruction:

 

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies

 Apprentice

 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses

 

** MAXIMUM CONTACT HOURS **

** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  18.00

  1.00   

 

  Lab Hours:

  

 

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  Clinical Hours:

  

 

  Total Hours:

  18

 

 

Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

160100 - Library Science, General

 

SAM Priority Code: 

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

Discipline Placement:


State Transfer Code:

A Transferable, UC/CSU/Private

Grading Method:

Optional Letter Grade or P/NP

Frequency Offered:

 Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

 

Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 

 

Course Requisites

Prerequisite:


Co requisite:


Advisory:

Eligibility for ENGL 68

 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

Basic research skills for lifelong information competency necessary for independent research and critical thinking. Topics include search strategies, citation, and use of library resources.

Course Outline:

- Course overview
- The importance of research skills
- Choosing a topic
- Research resources overview
- Citation
- Creating the research question
- Keywords and subject headings
- Searching and Library catalog
- Advanced keywords and subject headings
- Power searching
- Using reference books
- Reference and book citations
- Re-evaluating the research question
- Censorship
- Copyright and plagiarism
- Research overview
- Final exam

Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

A successful student in this class will be able to:
1. State an information need and identify information resources appropriate to fulfilling that need.
2. Describe an information need as a thesis or research question.
3. Use an array of library resources to fulfill various information needs.
4. Prepare appropriate citations for various information resources.
5. Formulate effective and efficient search strategies.
6. Critique the effectiveness of search strategies.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Essay Exam(s)
Written Homework

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Exam(s)
Homework Problem(s)
Quizzes

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Class Performance(s)

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple Choice
Completion
Matching Items
Short Answer
True/False

Sample Assignments:

1. Name three types of sources you anticipate being able to find the best information on a given topic.
2. Prepare citations for at least five books, videos, reference works using proper citation style.
3. What are the major differences between subject searching and keyword searching? Give an example of when it would be appropriate to use each search.

 

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