Library Science at College of San Mateo - LIBR 100 Introduction to Library Research
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
LIBR 100 Introduction to Library Research

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 
  • Summarize the information need and create a thesis statement and revise the statement with a manageable focus.
  • Compare and contrast the differences and values of potential information resources.
  • Construct and implement effective and efficient search strategies for searching the library catalog and a research library database.
  • Demonstrate that sources used for a research project or annotated bibliography are pertinent for the chosen topic.
  • Evaluate a web page using a consistent set of standardized criteria to find credible information.
  • Interpret / Construct a bibliographic citation using the rules of an appropriate citation style.
  • Describe multiple strategies that aid in avoiding plagiarism or copyright infringement.