LIBR 318: Library Research and Information Literacy

LIBR 318: Library Research and Information Literacy is a one-unit, eight-week, online course, and is offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Check the class schedule for the latest offering. LIBR 318 is a zero textbook cost (ZTC) course.

This course will help students acquire the information competency skills necessary to conduct academic, professional, and personal research. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to course work, professional work, and life-long learning. It emphasizes developing effective search strategies, selecting information tools, locating and retrieving information sources, analyzing and critically evaluating information, and organizing and using information in an ethical manner.

For more information, contact Amy Brinkley at

FLC Library Research Tutorials

These tutorials will help you get familiar with or improve upon your academic research skills. Enroll in the self-paced tutorials in Canvas.

Topics include:

  • What is Research
  • Getting Started with Research
  • Evaluating & Selecting Sources
  • Avoiding Plagiarism & Citing Sources
  • MLA Style for Community College Researchers
  • APA Style for Community College Researchers

Los Rios Libraries: Info Evaluation

Browse resources, readings, and lesson ideas for evaluating information and spotting fake news at LRCCD Information Evaluation Website.