Library Science at College of San Mateo - LIBR 105 Advanced Online Research
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
LIBR 105 Advanced Online Research

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 
  • Develop a workable research topic of appropriate scope.
  • Demonstrate expert searching techniques used to refine Internet searches.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate sources for relevance, quality, and credibility.
  • Cite any source using MLA or APA style.
  • Describe the purpose of copyright laws and the elements of copyright protection.
  • Identify and effectively search subject-specific information sources (e.g. subscription databases or Web sites) appropriate to a given research topic or information need.
  • Develop a workable research topic of appropriate scope.
  • Demonstrate the use of advanced Boolean operators to narrow or expand a search.
  • Refine keyword searches by using controlled subject headings.