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: 
  • Locate and make effective use of reference sources in print and online.
  • Perform effective and efficient searches in the library catalog for books and other materials by title, author, subject, and keyword.
  • Evaluate a web page using a consistent set of criteria.
  • Explain the strengths and limitations of the World Wide Web as an information source.
  • Interpret the elements of a bibliographic citation.
  • Perform a basic keyword search for periodical articles in a multidisciplinary database.
  • Explain what a periodical is and why it is important in the research process.
  • Define and avoid plagiarism.