Friday, Feb 20, 2015: Wk. 1Course overview: 21st century libraries and archives. The World Digital Library.
Friday, Feb 27, 2015: Wk 2Steps to writing a research paper. Browsing and searching topics. Essential questions and the thesis statement.
Friday, Mar 6, 2015: Wk 3Finding, citing books and e-books on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
Friday, Mar 13, 2015: Wk. 4Creating an annotated bibliography in either MLA or APA style. Examples and in-class exercise.
Friday, Mar 20, 2015: Wk 5Citing sources using the Modern Language Association (MLA) and/or the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.
Friday, Mar 27, 2015: Wk 6Finding and citing internet resources on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
Friday, Apr 3, 2015: Wk 7Finding and citing newspaper, magazine and journal articles in Library Databases. Advance search techniques and using database tools.
Friday, Apr 10, 2015: SPRING BREAKSpring Break 2015
Friday, Apr 17, 2015: Wk 8Finding primary and secondary sources, accessing and searching online Archives.
Friday, Apr 24, 2015: Wk 9LAST DAY!
Final quiz and final project due.
LIB SCI 101: Spring 2015 - Course Description
LIB SCI 101: Section 0332 10-11:50am (F) LRC 205 (2/20-4/24)
This is a short term one unit class transferable to any CSU or UC University.
Course Description: Students learn to use the research tools found in most libraries to find, organize, evaluate and cite information from various sources, including library databases, catalogs, and the Internet.
Drop by the Library Reference Desk for help. Call or e-mail for an appointment or show up to class early, I’m usually around for five or ten minutes before and after class.
Study like a scholar, scholar
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Make an appointment
Call (818) 364-7752
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Research & Information Literacy.
My favorite books are:
Fiction, non-fiction, travel, mystery, history, biography, memoir, classics, cookbooks, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, children's.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
- Apply effective research strategies to find and evaluate print and online sources on an identified topic.
- Cite sources correctly following the Modern Language Association ( MLA )
- and/or American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.