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Summer 2013 LIB 200 Info & Research Competency (1 unit)

Section LIB-200-8003     Begins June 24      Ends August 1

Course Description

This course will teach students to develop a process for dealing with the numerous information sources that barrage us in the 21st century so that information needs are met by learning to use print and electronic indexes, electronic databases, and the numerous resources inside the walls of libraries as well as over the Internet. This introductory course will teach the skills necessary to find, evaluate, use, and synthesize information for information needs within a college environment or the world of work.

  • Instructor: John Koetzner
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Our class will use a free eBook text available through the Mendocino College Library’s EBSCO database titled How to Find Information by Sally Rumsey.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 4-5 hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. This class is not self-paced. Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (6/24) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: Weekly reading/research assignments and Discussion Board, and then several quizzes and exams that add up to approximately 1000 points. So,  900-1000 points would be an A, 800-899 points would equal a B, 700-799 points would equal a C, 600-699 points would be a D, and so on.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link