Welcome to LIR 110
Research Methods in an Online World
This course is designed for the student who
would like to become an effective online researcher. Students will
learn to select and use appropriate research tools - such as search engines,
online directories, meta-search engines, subscription databases, and
online catalogs - for specific information needs. They will focus on
expressing research questions in relevant search terms and
employing various search strategies. In addition, they will learn
how to evaluate information for quality, authority, accuracy, and
other criteria. The basics of Fair Use, as it pertains to U.S
Copyright law, will be introduced.
students need to have access to a reliable computer with an Internet
connection, as well as Microsoft Word (students living near the Cuyamaca College campus have access to a
computer lab with this equipment). To
determine if online learning is right for you, take a look at
How This Online Class Works.
Spring 2014 Cuyamaca, section
should be able to log in to Blackboard on January 27, 2014. If you
cannot log in to Blackboard, please call the Student Help Line at
619-660-4395. You may also want to
take a look at the Help
Desk website for tips on how to tune up your browser for optimal
You will have the following assignments, with the exception of the
discussion board assignment, due on Monday,
February 3, 11:59 pm.
- LIR 110 Course Orientation
- Orientation Quiz
- Module 1, including worksheet
- Course Readings
Quiz (Course Readings, Module 1)
- Discussion Board - 4 posts
(due dates for the discussion board
assignment are listed within the discussion board feature)
If you have questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you may call me at 619-660-4412. Good luck!
The textbook is available at the campus
bookstore or online.
The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, 4th