Become a Research Master: Sign up now for LIB 101 this Spring

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Are you looking for a class that will help you with your research papers? Do you want to take a one credit class that is online that doesn’t require you to get a textbook or come to campus? Could you use some help on how to narrow and refine a research topic? Do you want to find out how to locate and cite scholarly articles? Then Research 101 is the class for you!

In Research 101 you will become familiar with library research and this will help you write high-quality papers, earn better grades and become a more informed citizen. Most students are adept at using Google or Wikipedia for their everyday lives, but conducting academic research is a whole different ballgame. This does not mean that Google and Wikipedia are not useful in the academic setting– it means we must be more aware of how we evaluate the information contained within them.

This class will help you explore the library’s online environment as well as general search engines to assist you in finding, evaluating, and using the best information for your academic work. This course is focused on how we research, why we research, what we learn from discovery processes and the technical skills we develop in the research process. Since we are focusing on the technical side of research, you will learn how to choose a researchable topic that gives us a starting point to fine tune your research processes and skills. After choosing your topic, we will then research your topic together, but since we are focusing on the technical side of research for this class, you won’t actually have to write a whole research paper as an assignment!

If this sounds like a class you want to take, it is LIB 101-1001 and will take place March 16th – May 17th, 2020 on Canvas. Register for it in MyCSN today!