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New library course for spring 2012

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  • Are you an undergraduate planning to attend a professional or graduate school?
  • Are you an honors student preparing to write your honors thesis?
  • Are you a motivated student wanting to learn how to search the internet, scholarly indexes and databases, and the library catalog effectively?

The LSU Libraries’ new course, LIS 4001: Advanced Library Research Methods and Materials, will introduce students to advanced information literacy skills that can be transferred to work within their majors. Students registered in LIS 4001 will gain valuable research experience that can be applied to capstone research projects, grant proposals, or business proposals.

LIS 4001 is 3-credit hour seminar and is ideal for honors students preparing for thesis work and students who intend to enter graduate or professional schools.

The focus of the course is the research process, from the moment a research project is assigned to the information gathering and literature review stages to the use of information in a project or paper. Students will learn to locate, evaluate, and use library resources in multiple formats. Students will work on their own individual research topics and keep a research portfolio. Assignments include an annotated bibliography and a literature review.  Students will finish the course with a collection of materials that can serve as the foundation of their future research.

LIS 4001 will meet MWF from 3:30-4:30 in Middleton 230-A. There are no prerequisites for LIS 4001.

For more information, contact Cristina Caminita:

578-9433

Ccamin1@lsu.edu

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