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Last updated: 3/11/10

Instruction Services
Credit Courses

LIB 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.

LIB 140 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.

LIB 220 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.

Contact information
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 or by telephone at (401) 874-4610. Mary can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4635.

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