College offers library research class

College offers library research classCERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Do you have a research paper that needs credible websites, published articles and a bibliography in MLA or APA format? Do you want to learn how to pick a research topic, find appropriate resources and successfully compile everything together in a paper? Citing, citations, credible sources – are these terms confusing? Hearing about APA and MLA for the first time? Do you want to improve your library and internet research skills?

The Library Research Class, LIBR C100, prepares students to excel in their courses with term papers and is is also transferable to the University of California and California State University systems.

The one-unit course teaches students the fundamentals of the research process and documentation styles. Students are introduced to the organization of information in the library setting and learn to access information through the use of online catalogs and databases.

“I wish I would have taken this class my first year,” said Tony, a second-year student at the college. “It would have helped me get good grades in all my classes with term papers!”

“This class should be required for every college student. Period,” said first-year student Matt.

“I thought I knew how to research, but I ended up learning so much in this class about academic sources, citing in MLA and APA, and how to search online more effectively,” said Olivia, another first-year student.

Librarian Sharlene Paxton will instruct a class from 10:20 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. on Tuesdays and another class on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:50 p.m. in LRC Room 631.

The college is now registering for Fall 2019 classes. Register today online at or call the Counseling Department at 760-3894-6219.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Story First Published: 2019-06-14