LBSC 1011: Library & Internet Information Competencies: Home

An informational page for LBSC 1011: a one credit hour course taught by the OSU Library.

LBSC 1011

The OSU Library is offering a course that will prepare you to use all Library resources (including the Internet and other electronic databases) to meet your current and future academic needs.

Course Description:

LBSC 1011: Library and Internet Information Competencies is a one-hour-credit course that helps students develop effective research techniques and become efficient using library resources. Problem-solving assignments that require the use of print and electronic information resources will be coordinated with class sessions. The course will cover how to use the Library's online catalog, electronic databases (such as ProQuest), the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Note: Because this is an eight week, condensed course, lecture and homework begin in the first week.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Develop effective search strategies.
  • Use basic reference sources, the library's online catalog, periodical indexes and computerized resources to find the required information.
  • Develop an awareness of how to use the Internet and access remote computerized information sources.
  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate the validity and reliability of information sources.
  • Become more confident and knowledgeable about using the resources of a large academic library.

LBSC 1011 Schedule - Fall 2015


In Fall 2015, we  will be offering 3 online-only sections of LBSC 1011 (enroll through SIS). These courses will be administered in Desire2Learn and will not meet face-to-face.  For information contact David Oberhelman 744-9773, Email:

Section Dates Instructor
503 September 21 - October 23         Clements
513 October 5 - November 5         Oberhelman
553 October 26 - December 4         Chang





LBSC 1011 Instructors

LBSC 1011 Coordinator

David Oberhelman
Academic Liaison Librarian
Research and Learning Services Division
306 Edmon Low Library

Office Hours:
Mon., 2-4 p.m., Morrill Hall 104F
Tues. 1-3pm, SU 440 (Writing Center)
Wed., 5-9pm, 206 Library (Graduate Research & Writing Center)
Thurs., 2-4pm, SU 440 (Writing Center)