Reference and Online Services


An introduction to effective reference service in an electronic age. The course deals with the selection, evaluation and use of general reference sources in both hard-copy and digital formats; nature, development, functions and management of reference and online services; reference interview; and concepts, principles and problems of online bibliographic organization and control.

This course is a required core course for the MLIS program, and is also required for the school library media program or endorsement.

Offered in fall, spring and summer. Visit "Course Search" on MyDU to view course schedules.


Pre- or co-requisite: LIS 701

Course Number: 
LIS 704