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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.


Spring Semester 2023

  • GST 1110-60 (32647)    Spring Semester 2023    Online using Canvas, Asynchronous

HIST 4030 Archives and Special Collection (3 Units)

This course will introduce students to the history, theory, principles, and management of archives and special collections. Topics will include an overview of the profession, selection and appraisal, arranging and describing materials, preservation/conservation, disaster planning, content management, digitization, and archival management.

Spring 2023

  • HIST 4030-01 (32388)        Spring Semester       Face-to-Face

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.

Spring Semester 2023

  • GST 3100-70 (32648-Main)      Spring 2023             Online using Canvas, Asynchronous
  • GST 3100-75 (32649 -AV)         Spring 2023             Online using Canvas, Asynchronous

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.

GST 1110 flyer with information

Winter '23 and Spring 2023

Spring 2023

GST 1170 with information

Fall 2023

MGMT 6770 Business, economic, course

Fall 2023

Library Instruction in the Classroom

Librarians are available to visit your classroom and teach a wide-variety of library and research skills as well as information literacy concepts. Librarians can help give your students the confidence to find and evaluate information for your class assignments and projects. Reach out to your departments Subject Librarian and schedule a time with your librarian!

Subject Librarians

Library Lab 202

Library Lab 202 is on the second floor of the library and is often used for Library instruction. 

Contact the Library

Check-out Desk

Call: 661-654-3172

Research Help