Library Skills and Information Literacy Courses

Courses in library skills (designated LIBS) may be applied toward

  • the general education requirement in information literacy

Degree-seeking students must complete LIBS 150 (or present its equivalent in transfer) during the first 6 credits of enrollment at UMGC.

Introduction to Research (1 Credit, LIBS 150)

An introduction to the research process and methods for retrieving information in a library or through online sources. The aim is to identify an information need and locate, evaluate, and use appropriate resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Focus is on implementing effective strategies for finding relevant information—including selecting appropriate print and electronic sources and effectively using web search engines and UMGC Information and Library Services' electronic resources to find information—and evaluating and correctly citing the information found. Students may not earn credit for LIBS 150 through challenge exam or portfolio credit and may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMP 111, LIBS 100, or LIBS 150.