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ARC LIBR Courses for Credit: Course Information

About LIBR Courses

All LIBR Courses:

  • Fully online
  • No scheduled meeting times (Asynchronous)
  • Zero textbook costs
  • No prerequisites
  • Transferable to UC/CSU

Next Steps:

  1. For full descriptions and availability of LIBR courses, see the Fall 2024 Class Schedules for LIBR 
  2. Check with an ARC Counselor to see if a LIBR course fits in your schedule.
  3. Enroll in LIBR courses through eServices

LIBR 318: Library Research and Information Literacy

LIBR 318: Fall 2024 Offerings

1 Unit

  1. Second Five Weeks (October 1 to November 4)
    • LEC 10631
  2. Third Five Weeks (November 5 to December 12)
    •  LEC 12080

Your Instructors

Marianne Harris

Marianne Harris

  • Email:
  • Phone: (916) 484 - 4591 
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson

  • Email:
  • Phone: (916) 484-8197
  • Office Hours: By appointment


This 1-unit course provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to term papers, course work, and life-long learning.

What students have said about LIBR 318

I think the course had a wide range of tools and lessons in regards to research and I feel like they were all explained and practiced well. Overall I think you did a great job with depth, organization, and overall presentation with this courses materials. Thank you!!
The biggest obstacle for me was knowing what to do when the class started and what my expectations were to be. But the examples of what to write or how to get started were very helpful! The discussions made it easier for me to grip certain ideas in which I was confused on.
I can feel more confident when picking out a research topic. Before it was difficult for me to narrow down my specific research question.

LIBR 325: Internet Research Skills

LIBR 325: Fall 2024 Offerings

3 Units

Eight Week - Second (October 17 to December 13)

LEC 12322

Your Instructor

Shelly A. Buchanan-Cello



This 3-unit course is a comprehensive survey of the content, use, and evaluation of electronic information sources. Emphasis is placed on the effective use of the Internet as a research tool.

What students have said about LIBR 325

I learned so much and am now prepared to find better quality information online. Thank you, thank you! This course needs to be marketed to all students to help them find credible and reliable online information to complete their assignments quickly and professionally.
I found web searching the most useful because I discovered more websites to help with my researching, such as google scholar. Keep doing what you're doing! Thank you for having me this semester, I will definitely recommend your class to other students! Have a great winter break <3 :)