EDL 52500 Reference Sources and Services

This course examines the selection, evaluation, and use of traditional and electronic reference sources for school library media centers. It introduces the knowledge and skills necessary to provide professional information services to diverse patrons in a broad range of contemporary information environments. This course covers interaction with the patrons, development of search strategies, and analysis and use of general and specialized reference tools. This course gives you experience using some of the principle tools for seeking information and the criteria necessary to evaluate those tools: printed reference books, fee-based databases, and the “free” Web.