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Walter W. Stiern Library: Library Courses

Enhance Your Research Skills!

Are you wanting to brush up on your research skills? Take a look at the courses the library offers below for a variety of classes that will enhance your ability to produce quality research projects!  Log in to your MYCSUB Account to register now!

Courses offered by the library

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.

  • GST 1110-60                       Fall 2021                      Full Semester, online using Canvas, Asynchronous instruction 
  • GST 1110-60 (33044)         Spring 2022                 Full Semester, online using Canvas, Asynchronous instruction 

General Studies 1170 Primary Source Research (1 Unit)

This course will introduce students to the primary source resources available in archives and on the Internet for research purposes. Emphasis will be placed upon the identification, retrieval and evaluation of information for general and specific topics. Students will develop general knowledge of primary source research, how to locate primary sources and how to access archives.

  • GST 1170-70      Fall 2021   CSUB Main Campus   Full Semester, Online using Canvas

MGMT 6770 Business, Economic & Public Administration Information Resources  (3 Units)

This elective online course provides students with knowledge and skill in using specialized library databases and other websites useful to MBA, MPA, and MSHCA graduate students. Students will be given practical assignments, providing transferrable skills to other content courses.

  • MGMT 6770-61 (previously ECON 6770 course)      Fall 2021      Fully Online using Canvas

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.

  • INST 4200-60 - Electronic Legal Research Methods -  Fall 2021    (Course will be fully online, using Canvas)

 

Antelope Valley Campus

General Studies 3100 Researching the Electronic Library (1 unit)

Students will find, assess, and synthesize fee-based and free information resources used in academic and work environments both remotely and in a traditional setting. Course assignments will be customized to fit each student's academic major and/or career goals. Students will additionally demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues involved in accessing and using resources intended for research. Prerequisites: English 1109 or 1119 or 1129 or equivalent, junior standing.

  • GST 3100-70 (33067-Main)     Spring 2022        Full semester, Canvas, Online 
  • GST 3100-75 (33068 -AV)        Spring 2022        Full semester, Canvas, Online 
GST 1110 flyer with information

Fall 2021

GST 3100 flyer with information

Spring 2022

GST 1170 with information

Fall 2021

MGMT 6770 Business, economic, course

Fall 2021

Zero Cost Materials!

All courses are ZCCM, meaning the section either (i) uses zero-cost digital or print course materials, or (ii) uses library or other course materials provided by the campus, or (iii) otherwise does not require the student to purchase any instructional materials.

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Call: 661-654-3172

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