LIB 100: Introduction to Information Literacy
Instructor: Tim Schreiber
Students will study available resources and research methods that help
them understand how to use library and Internet resources. Students will
formulate a research strategy, develop search skills, and evaluate sources.
No textbook is required for this course. All necessary materials will
be available online.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Formulate a research strategy
to find information about a selected topic.
- Find materials in the online
catalog and obtain them for use.
- Search library online databases
for articles and information.
- Use search engines and
directories to find information on the world wide web.
- Evaluate information sources
for accuracy, authority, objectivity, purpose, currency, and appropriateness.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding
of plagiarism and copyright as applied to the research process.
- Read and write citations using
APA, MLA, or Turabian documentation styles.
Use the course site map to view a complete outline of all of the pages in the course website.
Go to the course Calendar to see the
due dates for this semester.
Your course grade will be based on the following assignments:
(7 at 5 points each)
|Lesson 1 Quiz||10|
|Lesson 2 Quiz||15|
|Lesson 3 Quiz||15|
|Lesson 4 Quiz||15|
|Lesson 5 Quiz||15|
|Lesson 6 Quiz
|Lesson 7 Quiz ||10|
All assignments not completed by the due date will receive a zero. To view the due dates, see the course
The final examination
must be proctored. This means that you have to go to the proctoring lab in Mattoon or Kluthe to take it. You must make an appointment to use the proctoring lab. For
details on how to set up an appointment for proctoring go to: http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/online/proctor/index.htm
The grading scale for this course is:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = below 60%