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LIBR 318
Library Research and Information Literacy
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course will 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.
LIBR 325
Internet Research Skills
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310, ENGWR 101, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process; Basic familiarity with computers is recommended for this course.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course introduces the development, access, and evaluation of electronic information sources. Emphasis is placed on the effective use of the Internet as a research tool, using appropriate search strategies and techniques. This course covers online resources such as electronic databases, search engines, web portals, listservs, blogs, wikis, library catalogs, and the invisible web. Historical and social issues surrounding the Internet are also discussed.
LIBR 495
Independent Studies in Library
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
LIBR 499
Experimental Offering in Library
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB