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Library Courses & Research Skills Assignments
Library Courses and Research Skills Assignments

Library Courses

The Library Instruction curriculum is designed to assist students develop the information competency skills they will need to succeed in their Hartnell courses and beyond.

The courses teach about traditional print sources including reference books and periodicals, electronic sources such as online databases and Internet resources, and multimedia sources. The library faculty are committed to teaching information research skills so that students will make the most of their college experience.

For more information about specific library courses, see the College Catalog.

  • LIB 2 - Introduction to Using the Academic Library
  • LIB 5 - Information Competency in the Sciences and Applied Technology
  • LIB 6 - Information Competency in the Social Sciences
  • LIB 7- Information Competency in Literature and the Fine Arts
  • LIB 90 - Internet and Information Literacy
  • Virtual Orientation for Information Competency Courses

 

Library Research Skills Assignments

Library Research Skills: Using Electronic Resources & Practice with MLA Citations
Guides students through searching the online catalog by author, subject and keyword. Students get practice using both Basic Search and Advanced Search modes. Several electronic databases are also searched in this exercise, and students examine two bibliographic citations. (3 pages in length, 40 points)

Library Research Skills: Online Catalog & EBSCOhost Databases
Focuses on searching the online catalog and EBSCOhost databases. (2 pages, 26 points)

Library Research Skills: Online Catalog & CQ Researcher Database
Offers practice searching the online catalog and CQ Researcher database. (2 pages, 17 points)

Library Research Skills: Using Electronic Resources & Practice with APA Citations
Guides students through searching the online catalog by title, subject and keyword. Students get practice using both Basic Search and Advanced Search modes. Several electronic databases are also searched in this exercise, and students create two bibliographic citations in APA format. (3 pages in length, approximately 33 points)