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Summer 2016 Syllabus for LIB -D001.-63Z
LIB -D001.-63Z - Pauline Yeckley
Library Research Skills
Call Number: 31927
Term: Winter 2013
1 units
De Anza College Online Education Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 •
Locating and evaluating online information contained in national and international sources 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
Advisories: EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200) or ESL 261, 262, and 263.

Students must have their own e-mail account and access to the Internet.
1.Use a library catalog to search for books, electronic books and non-print materials.

2. Learn search techniques for commercial search engines such as Google and Yahoo!

3.Gain awareness of domain extensions (.com, .edu, .gov, .org).

4.Use subscription databases to locate journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

5.Use local, national and international newspapers as research tools.

6.Learn to read and recognize the necessary elements for citing information from journals, newspaper articles, and web pages.

7.Develop critical thinking skills that can be applied to evaluating Web pages.

Media Availability
Written Assignments
This course has five assignments and a final exam. Answers to the assignments are short, brief answers to questions involving various websites.
The final exam is also online and involves true/false and multiple choice questions.

Answers to the assignments and the final are submitted within the Catalyst web based program.
Extra Credit
Exam Review
Review Notes
Exam Notes
LIB 1, Library Research Skills is an online class. All of the instructional materials are included in the course website. The website is part of the De Anza College Catalyst system.
Final Grade
Grades are available through the student's "My Portal" account. For more information:
Cover Sheet
Additional Information
Testing / Grading
There are 5 assignments and a final exam.

Alternate Exams
There are 5 assignments and a final exam. Each is worth 50 points for a total
of 300 points.
A = 100 - 93% - minimum of 279 points
B = 92 - 85% - minimum of 255 points
C = 84 - 76% - minimum of 228 points
D = 75 - 69% - minimum of 207 points

This is a graded course.
Assignments Schedule
There are five assignments and a final exam for this class. Each assignment has
a due date. These are posted on the class website. The final exam also has a
due date which is the Thursday of finals week. The exact due date is posted on
the class website.
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 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: 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:

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:
  • 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.

Online Education
Building: MLC 210

Phone: 408.864.8969
M-Th: 9:00a-5:00p
F: 9:00a-4:00p


Last Updated: 1/27/16