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Library Science 101: Section 0313 (LAMC) Syllabus   Tags: 21st century libraries, academic libraries, archives, public libraries, special collections  

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Basic Research


Weekly Schedule

  • Friday, Sep 19, 2014: Wk. 1
    Course overview: 21st century libraries and archives. The World Digital Library.
  • Friday, Sep 26, 2014: Wk 2
    Steps to writing a research paper. Browsing and searching topics. Essential questions and the thesis statement.
  • Friday, Oct 3, 2014: Wk 3
    Finding, citing books and e-books on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
  • Friday, Oct 10, 2014: Wk. 4
    Creating an annotated bibliography in either MLA or APA style. Examples and in-class exercise.
  • Friday, Oct 17, 2014: Wk 5
    Citing sources using the Modern Language Association (MLA) and/or the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.
  • Friday, Oct 24, 2014: Wk 6
    Finding and citing internet resources on a selected topic. Critically selecting & evaluating sources.
  • Friday, Oct 31, 2014: Wk 7
    Finding and citing newspaper, magazine and journal articles in Library Databases. Advance search techniques and using database tools.
  • Friday, Nov 7, 2014: Wk 8
    Finding primary and secondary sources, accessing and searching online Archives.

    Library Visit Discussion
  • Friday, Nov 14, 2014: Wk 9
    Final quiz and final project due.


LIB SCI 101: Fall 2014 - Course Description


LIB SCI 101: Section 0313 10-11:50am (F) LRC 205 (9/19-11/14)

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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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.


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