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​​Session One

In the first session (the first Friday evening), we are covering Blackboard basics, syllabus, COS Library web page, and Library 101 web page. 

We will have an actual library tour to get acquainted with the COS Library organization, its services and their location. 
Use Interactive Map of COS Library to reinforce what you have learned during the tour.
We will also learn about the two major library classification systems: Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
For  better understanding of Dewey Decimal Classification and call numbers, try these links:
 Dewey Decimal System - A Guide to Call Numbers (from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
 Understanding call numbers (from IRIS), especially step 4. DDC and 6. Side by side comparison between LCC and DDC
The most important Order in the Library game levels to understand Dewey Decimal Classification (the one that COS Library uses to organize its material) are: the last 4 levels of Shelving (from Expert to Super Genius) and the last two levels of Reordering (Dewey Decimal Reordering and Master of the Universe).
Enjoy the game

Session Two
During this session (the first Saturday) we will learn to search COS Library online catalog, get to know more about primary and secondary research sources, information cycles and basics of starting research paper.
Try Assignment Research Calculator from CSU Fresno Henry Madden Library
See some sample research papers. The MLA one is under Humanities.
 
Session Three
During this session (the second Friday evening) we'll learn about plagiarism and MLA citations. 
See IRIS short tutorials on Citing and Plagiarism
Check out MLA Quick Citation Guide from Penn State University Libraries. Also, you may want to check their Copyright Perspectives.
BONUS FUN: Try Snowden Library's Goblin Threat plagiarism game!
 
Session Four
During this session (the second Saturday), we are learning about COS Library's academic electronic databases, reference books, periodicals, eBooks and Websites. Places you can visit are: COS Academic Databases, Popular and Scholarly SourcesEBSCO eBooksEvaluating Web Sites, World Wide Web and Wikipedia.
 
Last Updated: 10/3/2014 11:23 AM