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LIBR 2500:: INTERMEDIATE INFORMATION LITERACY AND LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS: Syllabus

Course Outline

Week 1:  May 31 – Course overview / Life cycle of information

 Assignment: Topic Selection Diary                                                                   

Week 2:  June 5 & 7 – Information organization / Refining the research topic / Search strategies

 Assignment: Search Statement Diary                                                               

 Week 3:  June 12 & 14 – Gathering background information / Periodicals / Databases

Assignment: GVRL Encyclopedia Article Diary                                                            

 Week 4:  June 19 & 21 – Databases

 Assignment: Article Diary. Using Academic Search Complete database find two articles cite according to APA

 Week 5:  June 26 & 28 – Catalogs / Controlled vocabulary / Call numbers / Plagiarism

Assignment: Keyword searching in library catalog vs. Subject searching Diary

 Week 6: July 3 – Final Exam

Annotated bibliography due.

 

           

Subject Guide

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300
323-343-3988