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Walter W. Stiern Library: Library Courses

General Studies 1110 Research Sources and Skills (1 unit)

An introduction to the information resources available on the Internet for research purposes. Emphasis will be placed upon the identification, retrieval and evaluation of information for general and specific topics. Student will develop general knowledge of the Internet, navigation skills, effective search strategy skills, familiarity with Internet finding tools, evaluation methodologies and other Internet research skills.


INST 4200 Electronic Legal Research Methods - Online

An introduction to online legal research using resources such as Westlaw Campus Research, government web sources, and other internet sources. Emphasis will be placed upon the student’s understanding of legal structure, effective search strategy development, mastery of search tools, identification of potential resources, retrieval of pertinent sources, and legal citation formats. This course will be useful for any student wanting to learn these skills.

GST490A Economic & ERM Information (1 unit)

Students will gain knowledge and skill in finding, collecting, and using economics and environmental resource management (ERM) information resources for courses and research. Class sessions will involve the introduction and review of major economic and ERM resources, data files, and databases accessible through the CSUB Library, government web sites, and other internet servers. Students will be assigned selected readings along with practical assignments involving the use of these resources.

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Check-out Desk

Call: 661-654-3172

Research Help

Call: 661-654-3231

Reference Desk hours (in-person help on the first floor of the library):

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (closed 1-2 pm)

Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm (closed 4-5 pm)

After hours research help: