Classroom Instruction

Golden West College Library

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Welcome to the new GWC Learning Resources Center opened in Fall 2011. The library instructional classroom is located on the second floor directly across from the entrance to the library in room #251. It seats up to 50 students and has individual computer stations with Internet, Office Suite 2007, all library databases and a networked print station in the library. Library faculty welcome the opportunity to work with GWC faculty who expect their students to use the library for class assignments, projects, and research as well as individual and group study. Librarians tailor the instructional presentation to meet the specific needs of your course assignment including selecting and narrowing a topic, using computer databases and the library catalog, search strategies, critical thinking, locating resources, and correct documentation format. These information literacy skills will help them throughout their college experience and as lifelong learners. To schedule a Librarian Classroom Instruction session please click on this link:

Library Courses

Hybrid and online classes covering library resources and the Internet.

Library G110 – Information Competency and Library Research. 1 unit.
This course is designed to assist students in learning how to use traditional and electronic library resources and other research tools effectively for academic research and critical thinking. Classwork emphasizes applied experience with research planning, search strategies, critical evaluation of information, and documentation of sources following standard citation styles.Offered in a hybrid/online format: coursework online with some in-person meetings/attendance required. 8 week course. Pass/no pass only. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Library G120 – Libraries & the Internet. 1 unit.
This course introduces students to college level, online research, including how to locate, use, and evaluate information from the Internet. This course provides librarian guided study with student skills demonstration using library college research resources such as the GWC Library online databases and Internet resources such as online directories, virtual libraries, and search engines. Offered in an online format. 8 week course. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Library Handouts

Library faculty have put together handouts to assist you with research.

Welcome to GWC Library 10 Tips 4 Research [PDF]

GWC MLA 8th Style Guide [PDF]

Workshops on specialized electronic resources will be scheduled throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff. Call or email the Instructional Coordinator, Phone #: 714-895-8741x51210. for more information.Library Classroom Workshops