LIBR 105 Resources for Research provides students with the skills and strategies needed to locate, evaluate, analyze, and apply information resources from a variety of media. The course concentrates on academic library resources but the skills and tools covered in the course are applicable for any kind of information need.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Develop compelling research questions
Identify contextually appropriate tools and resources to answer research questions
Employ effective and efficient search strategies to find a range of appropriate information sources
Critically evaluate information according to discipline specific parameters of authority
Use information ethically, avoiding plagiarism and respecting the intellectual property of others
Contribute to ongoing scholarly conversation by producing new information content and building on previous scholarly efforts