Dept of Library Science Course Descriptions

LIBS - Library Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
LIBS 299Introduction To Library Research1.00
Overview of fundamental research tools housed in the library. Consideration given to the on-line catalog, on-line periodical indexes, and writing bibliographies.
LIBS 315Computers In Libraries3.00
Overview of the role of automation in various types of libraries. Students examine and learn the use of different automated systems in libraries, and will also be trained in searching the Internet. Includes discussion of whether electronic resources represent a step forward or a step back for education.
LIBS 317Database Searching2.00
Examination of on-line databases, their record structures, thesauri and recommended search strategies. Emphasis on student as end user in school library media programs that have been fully integrated into the curriculum.
LIBS 399Library Research Methods1.00
In-depth instruction in research techniques, to include: topic definition and term selection, access to research materials (e.g. books, periodicals, media, and government documents) both in Jim Dan Hill Library and from other sources, and bibliography compilation.