Reference Services - 2017

Unit summary

LIS210

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Online search and report (30%) , Assignment 2 - Reference search report (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

The role of the reference and information service. Basic bibliography. The reference interview. The organisation of subject/discipline access. Advanced search strategies, including their use with automated information retrieval. Planning, promoting and evaluating reference and information services. Digital and virtual reference. Current awareness services. Citation indexing. User education/information literacy. Ethical issues of references services.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. appraise the various bibliographic devices used to provide access to material in a variety of subjects and formats
  2. apply the principles of conducting an effective reference interview in context
  3. apply principles of advanced and specialised forms of subject indexing, including citation indexing
  4. plan and conduct effective subject searches using automated formats
  5. apply principles of user education philosophy and practice in a variety of library settings.
  • Assignment 1 — Online search and report (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Reference search report (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

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1Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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