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Undergraduate Library Courses

From the 2013-2014 Course Catalog

LIS 2001: Fundamentals of Successful Research (1 cr.)**
This course will provide students with an overview of information locating research tools and strategies that will utilize catalogs, subscription databases, and the Internet. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research. Emphasis will be placed on citing sources in order to demonstrate ethical and legal use of information. The final project for this course is cumulative to demonstrate the acquisition of research techniques necessary to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and cite reputable sources of information. (Fall, Spring)

LIS 2004: Foundations of Library Research In Communication and Media (1 cr.)**
The course will provide students with an overview of information locating research tools and strategies that will utilize catalogs, subscription databases, and the Internet in the field of communication and media. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research. Emphasis will be placed on problem based learning using real life scenarios and leveraging classmates through teams to solve each week’s problem. (Fall, Spring)

LIS 2005: Foundations of Library Research: Social Science (1 cr.)**
This course will focus on library research methods for the social sciences including psychology, anthropology, political science, sociology, economics, and education. The class will emphasize accessing, evaluating, and citing resources specific to the field. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research. The final project for this course is cumulative to demonstrate the acquisition of research techniques necessary to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and cite reputable sources of information. (Fall, Spring)

LIS 2006: Foundations of Library Research in Art History (1 cr.)** This course is designed to introduce the art history student to advanced concepts of information retrieval, relevant techniques for accessing, collecting and synthesizing information and essential components of print and electronic information and image ethics and security. Students will be introduced to printed sources and online databases, including ARTstor. The final project for this course is cumulative to demonstrate the acquisition of research techniques necessary to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and cite reputable sources of information. (Spring)

LIS 2007: Foundations of Library Research in the Humanities (1 cr.)** This course will provide students with an overview of information locating research tools and strategies that will utilize catalogs, subscription databases, and the Internet in the humanities field. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research. Emphasis will be placed on citing sources in order to demonstrate ethical and legal use of information. The final project for this course is cumulative to demonstrate the acquisition of research techniques necessary to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and cite reputable sources of information. (Fall, Spring)

LIS 2010: Business Information Resources (1 cr.)**
This course introduces students to core business research tools in the various fields of business literature. The course focuses on research resources and gives practical, hands-on experience with choosing databases, locating material and analyzing and evaluating results. Students will locate, investigate and evaluate company, industry, and marketing information. (Fall, Spring)

LIS 2015: Foundations of Library Research in Psychology (1 cr.)**
The course will provide students with an overview of information locating research tools and strategies that will utilize catalogs, subscription databases, and the Internet in the field of psychology. This course supports the Psychology Department curriculum. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research. Emphasis will be placed on citing sources in order to demonstrate ethical and legal use of information. The final project for this course is cumulative to demonstrate the acquisition of research techniques necessary to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and cite reputable sources of information. (Fall, Spring)

LIS 2017: Library Research: Education (1 cr.)**
This course will focus on the development and use of library research methods for preservice education majors. The class will emphasize accessing, evaluating, and citing resources specific to the field. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research and information needs. Emphasis will be placed on citing sources in order to demonstrate ethical and legal use of information as well as knowledge of the APA bibliographic format style required for work done in the SOE of Manhattanville College. The students in this course will become familiar with using SMARTboard and Notebook its accompanying software and with finding information on various education web sites such as (but not limited to) the New York State Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

LIS 2095: Fundamentals of Online Research (1 cr.)**
This online course combines seven online course sessions with three face-to-face class sessions. Within this hybrid class, students are encouraged to work independently and together in virtual groups. This course will provide students with an overview of information locating research tools and strategies that will utilize catalogs, subscription databases, and the Internet. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze their information sources in order to locate credible resources for their research. Emphasis will be placed on citing sources in order to demonstrate ethical and legal use of information. The final project for this course is cumulative to demonstrate the acquisition of research techniques necessary to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and cite reputable sources of information. (Fall, Spring)