Library Credit Courses

Are you working on an in-depth research project that might benefit from new methods and strategies? Want to learn how to clearly illustrate complex data in your work, or sort fact from fiction in the news?  

We offer popular university courses in:

  • digital research
  • data visualization
  • media analysis
  • advanced library research

Our courses are taught by librarians with expertise in these topics, and include practical activities designed to add value to your existing research or educational goals.  

How to register

These library courses are available at different times throughout the year. Search the LSA Course Guide to find out what’s open, and register in Wolverine Access.

Courses we offer

ALA 105: Digital Research: Critical Concepts and Strategies  Learn how to find the best sources for your projects with online search strategies, research tips, and critical evaluation techniques.

ALA 270.001: Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction  Develop critical thinking skills and create a personal strategy for fact-checking and evaluating the news.

ALA 470: Advanced Library Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences  Develop advanced research strategies while working on an extended project.

ALA 470: Introduction to Data Visualization  Get an introduction to data visualization — data discovery and manipulation, aesthetics, and software.

Specific questions about library courses? Please contact Doreen Bradley at dbradley@umich.edu.

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