Course Specific Research Support for BI 112: 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

Cell Biology for Health Occupations course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  1. tests/quizzes
  2. oral presentations
  3. papers
  4. journals/lab notebooks
  5. group projects
  6. practical exams
  7. case studies

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

  • Define a research topic in a hierarchical fashion, broad to specific
  • Differentiate between databases for relevance to topic
  • Differentiate key words from subject headings
  • Use reference tools for building background knowledge

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for BI 112

  1. Gather credible information sources
  2. Measure factualness and validity of sources
  3. Demonstrate search strategies familiar to biological scientists
  4. Locate scientific reports, journal articles, and other professional level artifacts

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Interpret general indicators of credibility

2. Differentiate published sources from open web sources for factualness and validity

3. Identify and use controlled vocabularies in searching

4. Use specialized search engines, library databases and journal browsing to locate sources that biological scientists would use

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

 

Connecting to 
College

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.

BI 101
BI 141

Information
Literacy Skills

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

 

 

BI 112
BI 121
BI 122
BI 232
BI 233

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
Research

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

BI 211
BI 234
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.

 

Librarian Liaison to the Biology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Biology

Campus Librarians, supporting Biology-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger