1. Conduct better research for assignments in other classes.
2. Prepare more thoroughly for job interviews.
3. Perform more effectively in the workplace.
LIB235 Research Methods for Entrepreneurs will prepare students to write important sections of a business plan. Students will learn how to locate and use library databases and other resources to research an industry, a company and a consumer market.
These skills will be useful to students for:
This half-semester course provides students with an understanding of the sources and strategies necessary for doing research in the various subjects of the Humanities (Literature, Classics, Religion, Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, Philosophy,and History). Topics covered will include: strategies for developing research projects, identification and evaluation of resources available in each discipline, and characteristics of humanistic scholarship and communication.
Lib290A is a research methods class for history and other liberal arts majors. The course will focus on building basic skills for conducting historical research and includes guidance on locating, utilizing, and evaluating sources. Students will explore both primary sources (in both analog and digital form, such as diaries, letters, newspaper articles, photographs, government documents, and first hand accounts) and secondary materials (such as books and articles written by historians and devoted to the analysis and interpretation of historical events and evidence).
LIB 260 introduces students to issues in the history of material texts in the West, from early modern manuscript culture through the beginnings of the digital age. Using materials from ZSR Library’s Rare Books Collection, students study books as material artifacts, as vehicles for text, and as social constructs. Class assignments may include research projects, brief response essays, and descriptive bibliographies, in addition to hands-on typesetting, printing, and bookbinding projects. Note: this class meets once weekly for the entire semester.