Using Electronic Resources 1B ( Obsolete )
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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

October 22, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   20091 - Summer 2009

Course ID:

LIBR   1B

Title:

Using Electronic Resources

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Library Department

Discipline:

Short Title:

Electronic Resources

 

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:

  

 

  Activity Hours:

  

 

  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:

B Transferable, 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:

Eligibiity for ENGL 68

 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

Research skills using electronic resources for lifelong information competency. Topics include databases, electronic books, search strategies, citation, copyright, and plagiarism.

Course Outline:

- Course Overview
- The importance of research skills
- Electronic resources overview
- Search strategies
- Using electronic reference resources
- Citation
- Searching electronic books
- Keywords and subject headings
- Advanced keywords and subject headings
- Basics of database searching
- Advanced database searching
- Subject specific databases
- Re-evaluating and revising the research question
- Plagiarism
- Review of research procedure and strategies
- Final exam

Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

A successful student in this class will be able to:
1. State an information need.
2. Differentiate between the types of electronic resources and distinguish what information is found in each.
3. Construct appropriate citations for various electronic resources.
4. Formulate effective and efficient search strategies when using electronic resources.
5. Recognize and search multiple information access points.
6. Summarize the differences between keyword and subject searches.
7. Use search strategies, including Boolean operators, to refine a search.
8. Critique the effectiveness of the selected search strategies.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Bibliographic citations
Bias analysis

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


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

Exams
Homework problems
Quizzes

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Perform database searches

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple choice
Completion
Short answer
matching items
true/false

Sample Assignments:

1. Using the database, Academic Search Premiere, retrieve two articles relevant to birth order and write the bibliographic citation for each article.
2. Select a subject appropriate database to research the topic violence in schools. Retrieve two relevant articles and write a paragraph discussing each article's bias.
3. Select keywords for the topic gender roles. Using the database thesaurus or subject heading list, find the authorized subject headings for the keywords.

 

Representative Text:

 Book 1:

  Author:

  Myrtle S. Bolner & Gayle A. Poirier

  Title:

  The Research Process: Books and Beyond

  Publisher:

  Kendall/Hunt

  Date of Publication:

  2007

  Edition:

  4th

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