Designed to both introduce & improve basic library research skills using the print & automated information retrieval resources of the Mabee Library. Additional in-depth analysis of database sources, the ability to construct search strategies, & evaluation of materials are covered. Likewise, search methods in many subject disciplines are explored.
IS 171 – Internet Research Strategies (1 hour)
Designed to both introduce and improve research strategies for finding scholarly information on the Internet, including resources in the Invisible Web that cannot be accessed with standard search engines such as Google. Students will learn to formulate and modify an effective research strategy, investigate the theory behind the research process, and critically evaluate electronic resources based on appropriate criteria.
IS 172 – Advanced Research Strategies (1 hour)
Designed to introduce and improve advanced research strategies for students that have completed IS170. Students will focus on research in the disciplines and create artifacts for an identified discipline. This course is ideal for students that are interested in designing a research plan for publication.
IS 173 – Information Literacy for Scholars (3 hours)
In this course, students will use an advanced research approach to the research process and methods for retrieving information for a scholarly paper. Experience in the research process, selecting a topic, and retrieving information on topics is required. Focus is on developing the following skills: understanding the many types of research, methods, delivery of research results in the academic community.
IS 174 – Trace Your Family History (1 hour)
This is an introductory course in family and personal history research methods, designed to explore the role of the local or family historian. Students will use historical or genealogical research techniques to trace their own roots and study their own family histories as far back as possible. They will learn to see their history as shaped by historical change, including immigration, social and political struggles, and local, national and ethnic histories.
Faculty Librarians are the instructional leaders in the classroom for all library courses. They are listed below: