Library 103 Evaluating Information Sources is an information literacy course teaching criteria to analyze and to evaluate printed and electronic information sources for academic and personal use.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Apply evaluation criteria to book selection.
Apply evalauation cri teria to periodical selection(magazines, journals, and newspapers).
Apply evaluation criteria to selection of websites.
Appy evaluation skills in creating an annotated bibliography (descriptive and crtical) including print and online information sources.
Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to evaluate several types of research materials using specific criteria with at least 70% accuracy answering the following question: Would you use this resource for a research paper? Why? or why not?
There are a total of 200 points possible in this course divided as follows:
|Library Catalogs and Book Evaluation
||20 Points |
|Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodicals
|Group Web Evaluation (2)
|Open-book, Open -note Quiz
|Final Project - Annotated Bibliography
|Total Possible Points
Course Grading :
Cheating is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will NOT be tolerated. Cheating on an exam or assignment will result in receiving a zero for the entire exam or assignment and can lead to expulsion from the class or College of the Sequoias.
In class, cell phones and pagers must be turned off at all times.
The student is responsible for dropping the class. The class must be dropped immediately after the first meeting in order to receive a refund and without a "w" on the student's record.
Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda. The College Student's Research Companion . 5th ed. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.,
Purchasing the text is optional.
The text is on reserve at the COS Library Circulation Desk. The shelf number is: Reserve 025.524 Q1
Topics and Assignments:
Introduction to Course
Types of Libraries
Book Evaluation Guidelines
Book Evaluation Worksheet
Introduction to the Web
Web Evaluation Guidelines
Group Web Evaluation
Web Evaluation Worksheets
Web Blog Evaluation
Government Documents and Statistical Information Evaluation Guidelines
Government Document Evaluation Worksheet
Statistical Information Evaluation Worksheet
Introduction to Periodicals
Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodicals
Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodical Evaluation Worksheet
Newspaper Evaluation Worksheet
Local Sources of Information
Tulare County Resource Directory Worksheet - Extra Credit
Compiling Annotated Bibliography
Final Project - Annotated Bibliography
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