Information Literacy Course. 1 credit. Cindy Stewart. CMSJ

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Information Literacy Course. 1 credit. Cindy Stewart. CMSJ

  1. 1. College of Mount St. Joseph Information Literacy Fall 2011-CRM 105 N1 (1 credit hour): T 12:15-1:30 pm No Pre-requisitesRequired TextbooksBadke, William.(2011). Research Strategies: Finding your way through the information fog. (4thed.) Bloomington: iUniverse, Inc.Houghton, P. & Houton, T. (2010). APA—The Easy Way! Flint, Michigan: Baker CollegeCourse IntroductionInformation literacy is the ability to "recognize when information is needed and have the abilityto locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information Literacy is commonto all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It forms the basisfor lifelong learning." (American Library Association. Presidential Committee on InformationLiteracy. Final Report. Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.) Class ScheduleAug 23- What is Information? Read: Badke, W. (2011). Research Strategies, Chapter 1. Welcome to the Information Fog, pp. 1-18Aug 30- Getting ready for research. Read: Badke, W, (2011) Research Strategies, Chapter 2, Taking Charge, pp.19-32Sept 6- What is a good research question? Read: Badke, W, (2011) Research Strategies, Chapter 2, Taking Charge, pp.32-41 and Appendix A1.1, A1.2, pp. 223-235 Assignment #1 due Sept. 6, 12:00pm: Encyclopedias and Concept Mapping (turn in your assignment via blackboard AND bring a copy to class)Sept 13- What you need to know before gathering information: Authorship, Copyright,Fair Use, Plagiarism, Privacy and Ethical Responsibilities. Read: Badke, W, (2011) Research Strategies, Chapter 8, pp. 190-193 and Appendix A1.5.4 pp. 249-251.Sept 20- Accessing Information: Database searching, Library Catalogs, JournalDatabases, Search Strategies Read: Badke, W, (2011) Research Strategies, Chapters 3, 4, 5, pp. 42-120Sept 27- Internet Research and Other Resources Read: Badke, W, (2011) Research Strategies, Chapters 6, 7, pp. 122-172 Assignment #2 Due Sept. 27, 12:00pm: Accessing information comprehension exerciseOct 4- Reading, Organizing, Writing and Citing for Social Science Research Read: Badke, W, (2011) Research Strategies, Chapters 8, 9, 10, pp. 173-220 Assignment #3 Due Oct. 11th, 12:00pm: Getting to know the material: Practice and application

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