Course Specific Research Support for APR 250B: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Equity in the Trades course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Aspirational Goals:

"Provide information and education in trades that contributes significantly to greater equity in trades in the State of Oregon."

From the Course Activities and Design:

"Independent reading and research."

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Oral presentations
  • Individual and group projects

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Understand the purpose and process of peer review 
  • Locate library databases
  • Identify concepts, keywords, and terms from a particular point of view for a search strategy

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for APR 250B

  1. Identify industry specific and professional level information providers
  2. Set up an effective search strategy for tracking legislative updates and changes in the field
  3. Properly attribute information sources to industry standards


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Use advanced web searching strategies to locate current and relevant industry information, and  library database(s) to search for case law, reports of legislation, and topical information
  2. Identify persons and organizations to interview
  3. Collect elements for attribution of each source used

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger