120 Introduction to Information Literacy
Information is a commodity readily available in overwhelming abundance.
However, information is only useful if the researcher has the knowledge
and skills necessary to understand it. At the end of this course, students
will be prepared to conduct college level research for life-long learning
beyond their University experience. 3 credits.
Special Topics in Information Literacy
This course allows students an in-depth opportunity to explore the
implications of our information rich society and to learn to use critical
thinking skills in evaluating this wealth of information. The course
supports the goals of information literacy and can be designed to focus on
any discipline. Concurrent registration in a class that requires
information literacy skills is required. 1 credit.
Issues of the Information Age
Critical current issues concerning the use of information are examined and
explored through the use of the research process. Students will use information
literacy skills and concepts to collaborate and create projects detailing
research in areas of global concern. Emphasis will be placed on the
interdisciplinary nature of information and on the use of research techniques
as a foundation for informed citizenship. 3 credits.
BIO 508 Seminar in Biological Literature
The literature of the life sciences will be covered, based on the needs of
the class. Primary research journals, databases, search strategies, web
sites in the life sciences, citation indexes and more will be covered.
Offered in the Spring. Open to graduate students and upper level
undergraduates with permission of the instructor. 1 credit.
If you have any questions about the Libraries
Instruction Services, please contact Chair of Public Services Deborah Mongeau or Information
Literacy Librarian Mary MacDonald. Deborah can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (401) 874-4610. Mary
can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by
telephone at (401) 874-4635.