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Syllabus

Winter 2015 Syllabus for LCEN-D053.-64Z
LCEN-D053.-64Z - Alex Swanner
Advanced Internet Search Techniques
Call Number: 41400
Term: Spring 2012
1 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
Go beyond general web searching to find the best information available on your topic. Learn to refine and focus your search and use specialized search tools available on the World Wide Web.
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: Alex Swanner
I am the access services librarian in the De Anza College Library. After attending De Anza College I transfered to U.C. Santa Cruz where I studied American and English Literature. I received my Master in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. I have worked at De Anza College for 19 years, both as a classified employee and, since 2005, as a member of the faculty.

Phone: 408-864-8486
Email: swanneralex@deanza.edu
Office Location: LC 145
Office Hours: By appointment
Requirements
Advisories: EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200), or ESL 261, 262, and 263.

Each student must have a personal e-mail account.
Objectives
A.Review searching strategies and options.
B.Review specialized directories and search tools.
C.Explore the Invisible Web (portion of the Web that is hidden from search engines.)
D.Develop skills to evaluate information found on the Internet.
Textbook
none
Media Availability
none
Written Assignments
There are four assignments and a final exam for this course. This is a Distance Learning Catalyst course. Students will work from the class website.
Extra Credit
none
Exam Review
none
Review Notes
none
Exam Notes
none
Handouts
none
Final Grade
This is a De Anza College Distance Learning Catalyst course. Grades will be posted on the website.
Cover Sheet
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Testing / Grading
There are four assignments and a final exam for this class. Each is worth 50 points for a total of 250 points.
A = 100 - 93% minimum of 232 points
B = 92 - 85% minimum of 212 points
C = 84 - 76% minimum of 190 points
D = 75 - 69% minimum of 172 points

Alternate Exams
none
Grading
There are four assignments and a final exam for this class. Each is worth 50 points for a total of 250 points.
A = 100 - 93% minimum of 232 points
B = 92 - 85% minimum of 212 points
C = 84 - 76% minimum of 190 points
D = 75 - 69% minimum of 172 points

Grades
this is a graded course
Assignments Schedule
Each assignment and the final has a due date. These are posted in detail on the class website.
Cheating
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.
Catalyst Information
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.
LIBRARY SERVICES
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:
    Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
  • 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.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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Last Updated: 9/5/13