Covers the basic skills necessary to acquire and use information from a variety of electronic sources. Students will survey the types of information available via the WVC library computer network and the Internet with an emphasis on practical research skills. Prerequisite: basic computer skills are recommended.
Develops a framework for online research and builds skills for successful online learning. Through quarter-long research projects, examine strategies for locating, evaluating and applying information resources in the research process and explore information issues such as censorship, intellectual property and freedom of information. Independent library field trip required. Prerequisites: eligibility for ENGL& 101 and basic computer skills.