LIS 407 Reference and Information Services

Course Objectives

Relevant learning outcomes

The GLSIS faculty have identified ten student learning outcomes, and each course addresses one or more of these.

Course-specific learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student

  1. Understand how to use a wide variety of print and electronic reference sources from all of the major categories (bibliographies, dictionaries, indexes, etc.
  2. Create their own annotated bibliography of major reference sources by examining and taking notes on recommended texts and databases in preparation for the final exam.
  3. evaluate information sources on the basis of authority scope, audience, etc. and thus assess their suitability for answering individual reference questions.
  4. Feel comfortable answering sample reference/ research questions on their own by identifying the best reference sources for answering those questions
  5. Develop an understanding of the basic principles of database and online searching.

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