LIB 150. VT: Fundamentals of Library Research
2 hr.; 2 cr.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 and sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Development of research skills using discipline-specific resources and strategies. Students will learn to identify their research needs, and how to select, evaluate, and integrate resources into a scholarly product. May be taken twice provided there is no duplication of topics.
LIB 170. Writing and Library Research Methods
3 lec. hrs.; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110. LIB 170 fulfills the College Writing 2 requirement and builds on the work of ENGL 110 (College Writing 1), in order to teach the conventions of writing in the discipline of the Library. In this variable topics course, students will engage in the research practices and writing valued in one discipline or specific area of inquiry. Students will acquire practical strategies for finding and using academic information within a particular context, in addition to improving their information literacy in a more general sense. The course includes several research and writing assignments, including an annotated bibliography and a formal research paper (or a discipline-appropriate equivalent). (EC2)