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Library Science 101: Information Literacy


Varies; self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2012 – December 2022. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify issues and terms to address a research question; differentiate sources of knowledge; develop strategies to access information in multiple types of databases; evaluate sources for credibility and biases; create APA-formatted in-text citations, annotated bibliographies, and reference lists; and explain the ethical and legal use of research in articles, essays, and reports.


The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: information literacy standards and the research process, information organization, web resource use, search engines, inquiries, and library databases, using periodicals, reference materials and articles, evaluating sources for research, and plagiarism and ethical use of information.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or as a general elective (12/17).