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Library Resources 101 (LRES 101)

 

 Course Catalog Description

 

LRES 101. Information Literacy Skills for College-Level Research (1 cr, pass/fail)

Introduction to the Library's resources and development of information literacy skills through innovative methods designed to support college-level research and lifelong learning.

 

 Sections

 

Fall 2015

Section 2 (8 week session — Oct. 26–Dec. 22)

Monday & Wednesday, 11:00–11:50 a.m., LRC 107*
Instructor: Mindy King 
Office: LRC 305A • Phone: 346-2321 • Email: mking@uwsp.edu
Syllabus: TBA

Section 3 

Tuesday, 1:00–1:50 p.m., LRC 316*
Instructor: Dave Dettman 
Office: LRC 104A • Phone: 346-4206 • Email: ddettman@uwsp.edu​
Syllabus: TBA

* This class moves to different locations throughout the semester. Please consult your syllabus or check the syllabus posted on the instructor's office door.

Spring 2016

Section 1 (8 week session -- Mar. 28-May 20) 

Online
Instructor: Troy Espe 
Office: LRC 104C • Phone: 346-4443 • Email: tespe@uwsp.edu
Syllabus: TBA

Section 2 

Wednesday, 10:00–10:50 a.m., LRC 107*
Instructor: Jennifer Huffman
Office: LRC 211 • Phone: 346-2371 • Email: jhuffman@uwsp.edu​
Syllabus: TBA

* This class moves to different locations throughout the semester. Please consult your syllabus or check the syllabus posted on the instructor's office door.

 

 Learning Objectives

 

Accessing Information

  • Selecting information sources: students will be able to distinguish among various kinds of information retrieval systems and select those most appropriate for the research need.
    • Information discovery systems
    • Catalogs, article indexes and databases
    • Web search engines
  • Search techniques: students will be able to employ search strategies appropriate to the information retrieval systems selected.
    • Understands and uses advanced search
    • Understands and uses Boolean operators, understands and uses truncation
    • Understands search limits and uses them appropriately
    • Performs field searching
    • Understands how to refine searches
    • Identifies key terms and concepts
  • Retrieving information sources: students will be able to retrieve information sources of various kinds.
    • Determines availability of an information source at UWSP
    • Employs alternatives when an information source is not available at UWSP
    • Manages information effectively

Evaluating information

  • Students will be able to determine the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of information sources.
  • Students will be able to explain the meaning of "peer-reviewed" and determine whether a journal is peer-reviewed.

What students are saying about LRES101…

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