Butte College Library & Information Science (LIS) courses and free courses from other universities

Butte College's Library and Information Science (LIS) courses

Do you want to . . .

  • improve your information research skills?
  • search the Internet, electronic databases, and library catalogs effectively?
  • do successful research for you term papers or class assignments?
  • gain tools for lifelong learning?

Then LIS 11 and LIS 126 are designed for you! Register online at MyBC, as seating is limited.

Library and Information Science (LIS) registration Information for Fall 2015: Fast track LIS 11 & 126

Control #

Course #

Course Title

Day & Time





LIS 11

Research Strategies

LB 206 LEC
T 3:00 PM 4:50 PM
(Oct 13 - Dec 15)


 LB 206

M. Smith


LIS 126

Library & Research

LB 206 LEC
TH 3:00 PM 4:50 PM
(Oct 15 - Dec 18)


LB 206

M. Smith


For more information on Butte College's LIS courses, contact:
Michael Smith, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Office: LB 303
Phone: 530-879-4066
E-mail: smithmic@butte.edu

Free online courses (MOOCs) from other universities and agencies

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, give anyone with an Internet connection the opportunity to take a K-12, workplace, or university level course online at no cost. You might enroll in a MOOC to brush up on your skills in a subject, learn a new subject, or use the recorded lectures and assessments to augment your studies here at Butte.

Some MOOCs are from prestigious universities, others allow you to prepare to take an exam for college credit through the CLEP (talk to the academic counselor at your college), and still others offer more practical skills. Our librarians have created a shortlist of some of the best MOOCs and online academic resources out there.

Alison |Free online courses with certificates for basic and essential workplace skills, as well as thousands of academic offerings

Canvas Network | Collection of easy to access, free online courses in many subjects, including health sciences and more

Course Sites | CourseSites MOOC Catalog by BlackBoard

Coursera | Free online courses from Princeton, Stanford, and others

edX | Free online courses from UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard

GCF Learnfree | Free basic skills online courses in computer literacy, reading, and mathematics

Khan Academy | Free video lessons and courses

Medical Billing and Coding Online | Courses and resources

Open Courseware Consortium | Courses from many universities and in many languages

Open Culture | Free online courses, movies, textbooks and more

Udacity | Free online courses in the sciences and computing