The course is designed to sharpen basic library skills and introduce advanced library research techniques in various formats, particularly print and electronic.
Schedule of classes may vary due to semester holidays.
|Library Orientation & Tour|
|Basic Information Organization and Retrieval: Classification/Subject Headings. Take Home Assignment #1 (10 pts.)|
|Periodical Literature: Journals, newspapers, print, electronic, microformats. Take Home Assignment #2 (10 pts.)|
|Internet Basics: Databases, browsers, search engines, WWW, URLs. Take Home Assignment #3 (10 pts.)|
|General Reference Sources: Encyclopedias/dictionaries/atlases. Take Home Assignment #4 (10 pts.)|
|No class; Fall Break|
|Specialized Reference Sources: Biographical/statistical/business. Take Home Assignment #5 (10 pts.)|
|Bibliographies/Style Manuals. Take Home Assignment #6 (10 pts.)|
|Special Collections: Government Documents; Special Collections. Take Home Assignment #7 (10 pts.)|
|Semester Review/Deadline for all late assignments.|
|Submit research topic and research plan.|
|Submit rough drafts of Final Research Project/Bibliography.|
|Final Research Project due; 30 points. A two-three page bibliography on any subject within your major and typed double-spaced in correct APA or MLA format. An "A" paper will list examples of books, journal articles (paper and electronic databases), newspaper articles, microforms, government documents and oral interviews.|
7 Assignments (10 pts. each): 70 points
Final Project: 30 points
Total: 100 points
A=90-100 · B=80-89 · C=70-79 · D=60-69 · F=below 60
Attendance is required and will be considered in the final grading.
Emergency Evacuation Procedure
A map of each floor is posted near the elevator marking the evacuation route and the Designated Rescue Area. This is an area where emergency service personnel will go first to look for individuals who need assistance in exiting the building. Students who may need assistance should identify themselves to library staff.
- Instructional Resources
- Call Number Location Guide
- Glossary of Library Terms
- Information Organization & Retrieval -- Powerpoint Presentation
- LibGuides -- Research Assistance, Subject Guides and other Useful Resources
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Research & Documentation Online
- Welcome to Dupré Library -- pdf
- U.S. Government Information
If you need assistance, contact Betsy Miguez, Asst. Dean of Public Services.