Course Specific Research Support for BIT 181: 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

Exploring Bioscience course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Activities:

"Industry Report and Presentations   Students will be asked to investigate two or more local companies and  prepare both a written summary and class presentation for each."

from the Course Content: Skills

"Obtain information about a Bioscience company from print, internet and interview"

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

  • Differentiate between sources created by unqualified individuals and those with experience in the field. 
  • Navigate to information from in-site web searching
  • Understand the potentials and limits of library databases as aggregators of full text sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for BIT 181

  1. Identify reliable and current sources of information about career options in biotechnology
  2. Locate and use job postings sites
  3. Find credible background information about biotechnology firms or companies which offer biotechnology jobs

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify industry specific publications and sources of government agency statistics
  2. Find web-based career development sites, internal company job posting sites, and advertisements for current positions
  3. Use library databases with company data and news, and identify relevant parts of company websites for current information

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.


Biotechnology courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Bioscience Technology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger