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UNIV 105: Introduction to Library & Information Research  

Information about the library's credit course on information literacy and research.
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Course Description

A broad overview of information literacy concepts as related to the library. Introduction of skills for locating, evaluating, and using all types of resources with special emphasis the social value and role of quality information. The course will include a section on the legal and ethical uses of information. S/U Grading.

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Larissa K. Garcia,
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Phone: 753-4822
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UNIV 105: Introduction to Library & Information Research

UNIV 105: Introduction to Library and Information Research provides a framework for the research process and reinforces the necessary skills for locating, evaluating, and utilizing all types of resources, with a special emphasis on the social and academic value of high-quality information. Taught by University Libraries faculty, the campus experts on research and information literacy, UNIV 105 includes hands-on activities that promote active learning and provides opportunities to research topics that are relevant to your other classes. In UNIV 105, students will learn to

  • Evaluate the scholarly integrity of information found on the Web
  • Identify and navigate the best and most relevant sources, print and electronic, for their research
  • Ethically incorporate research into their writing

This course gives you an edge in both their academic career and beyond.

 

Although information sources, such as Wikipedia, and search engines, like Google, have a place in the world of information, sometimes they don't cut it when you need to locate and access high-quality information.

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