Locate, examine and evaluate business related databases available on the World Wide Web.
Instructor Information: Pauline Yeckley
In addition to teaching this class I am a librarian at the DeAnza Library. If you have questions about the class and would like to meet in person, send me an email or telephone call and we can set a time to meet in the DeAnza Library.
Phone: (408) 864-8303
Office Location: LC-101
Office Hours: Friday afternoons, Library Reference Desk, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Advisory: EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200), or ESL 261, 262 and 263.
Students must have an individual e-mail account.
A. Locate and appraise information about public companies.
B. Examine business news (local, national, international).
C. Identify and review business websites.
D. Develop an introductory knowledge of online resources about major
E. Examine websites focusing on employment.
There are four online assignments corresponding to objectives A-E above.
Answers to the assignments are gained by accessing different websites on the
Internet. Answers are submitted online within the Catalyst web based program.
LCEN 51, Business Resources on the WWW is an online class. There are no
handouts. Students will go to the De Anza College Catalyst website, enter
their I.D. and look for the course website.
Grades are posted on the class website.
Testing / Grading
There are 4 assignments and a final exam.
There are four assignments and a final exam. Each is worth 50 points for a
total of 250 points.
A = 100 - 93% - minimum of 233 points
B = 92 - 85% - minimum of 213 points
C = 84 - 76% - minimum of 190 points
D = 75 - 69% - minimum of 173 points
The class website indicates when each assignment is due throughout the
Assignments may be completed and turned in ahead of this schedule.
All assignments and the final must be completed by Thursday, 1:00 PM
of finals week.
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/
to login. Please note that you will be unable
to login until the first day of class
. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your
student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1
. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus.
Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:
De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/
Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
- Access to the Library Catalog
which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
- Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which
provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases
include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains
Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library
number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library
website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.