Library Instruction: LIS 1001

LIS 1001 Common Outline

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  1. Online catalogs
    • Basic search
    • Advanced search
  2. Classification systems
    • Subject-based
    • Agency based
  3. Search strategies
    • Boolean searching
    • Subject headings (and controlled vocabulary)
  4. Periodicals
    • Definition of periodicals
    • How to find the text of articles from full periodical citations
    • Periodical holdings statements in catalog records
    • Scholarly vs. popular periodicals
  5. Citation use and format
  6. Periodical databases
    • Academic Search Complete and EBSCOHost interface
      • How to find full periodical citations from incomplete citations
      • Controlled vocabulary in periodical databases
    • LexisNexis and Newsbank
    • Other multi-disciplinary periodical databases
  7. Reference sources
  8. Evaluating information
    • Primary vs. secondary sources
    • Scholarly vs. popular sources
  9. Government information

Note: The order of presentation of these topics and the emphasis placed on each is at the instructor’s discretion.

Optional topics

  • Library home page
  • Internet
  • Library tour
  • Statistical information
  • Special Collections presentation
  • The Information Cycle
  • Research plans
  • CQ Researcher
  • Ethical use of information
  • Wikipedia
  • Other databases
  • LOUIS Consortium