Internet Research Skills
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
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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.