LIBR-105-01 - Resources for Research - 10893.202110 - ONLINE
FALL - Express I 2020 - Instructor: Jared A. Seay
This course concerns the understanding of information and media and how this knowledge can be applied to both your academic research as well as your day to day interaction with the torrent of media and information that floods our senses non-stop in the early 21st century. Particularly we will be concerned with how we receive information and how this affects how we perceive it. In the end the biggest skill you can gain from this course is the ability to identify credible sources of information for your research and navigate the inherent bias in media and culture and even in yourself.
Overall Goal: The goal of this course is to help you become a better researcher by teaching you how to use academic library resources more effectively and by teaching you how to evaluate sources needed for research.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you will be able to:
This course does not require that you purchase a textbook. We will be using materials created by or located by your instructor including videos, articles, book chapters, and essays.
My Contact Info
E-mail: email@example.com -- use this e-mail (put “LIBR 105” in subject line)
Office hours: by appointment. I will be announcing online office hours once the course starts.
If you have questions about assignments or the course content, I request that you post them to the ASK ANY Questions discussion board which is located in every module. If you know the answer to someone else's question, or if you figure out the answer to your own question, please post it! I will check the discussion board on a regular basis to help with problems and answer questions, too. I expect you to read previous postings before making your own. No reposts!
Understand how different types of information (general, news, data, research ect.) are created and disseminated
Understand how to develop a compelling research question
Understand how to find credible sources
Understand what tools and resources and services are available for a student at the library
Understand the concept of primary and secondary sources
Understand the concept of peer review & peer reviewed sources
Understand the parts of a citation, why citation is important and how to cite properly
Know what plagiarism is and why it is important to avoid
Know the significance of and how to produce an annotated bibliography