Library Instruction

LIS 1001 - Library Research Methods and Materials: General Information

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The LSU course, "Library Research Methods and Materials" (LIS 1001) focuses on introducing students to library and information organization, access, and retrieval. It provides in-class and hands-on learning experiences in using a variety of electronic resources such as: the online catalog, the Internet, various periodical indexes, electronic journals and other databases. Printed indexes and abstracts for locating citations in magazines, journals, and newspapers are discussed, as well as access to full-text articles in magazines and journals.



Some of what you will learn in the course:
  • how knowledge is organized, stored and transmitted
  • how to evaluate information to determine its relevance, accuracy, and significance
  • when to seek the advice of experts and how to ask for advice
  • how to use information to solve a problem or answer a research question
  • how to define or recognize your information needs
  • how to organize an effective search strategy
  • how to use a variety of resources for research
  • how to identify and use disciplines and broad subjects in developing a topic
  • how to distinguish between popular and scholarly works, and between primary and secondary sources
Detailed Course Objectives


Room:  141 Middleton Library (Reference Services)
Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
For more information, call the reference desk at:  (225) 578-5652
Or send a fax to:  (225) 578-9432 


230A Middleton Library, electronic classroom