Course Specific Research Support for BIT 280B: 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

Work Experience - Seminar [Bioscience Technology] course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Journal article presentation."

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

  • Differentiate between sources created by researchers and professionals, from popular press materials
  • Understand the scholarly peer review process
  • Navigate to data sets generated 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 280B

  1. Select peer-reviewed sources and summarize scholarly conversations relevant to the discipline
  2. Evaluate current information sources for timeliness, context, audience and usefulness
  3. Gather elements for citations and for crediting sources ethically

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Locate scholarly journal articles through library databases and targeted web searches
  2. Use online sources including social media to locate ongoing conversations between scholars and professionals in the discipline
  3. Revise generated citations if needed to proper citation style and locate indicators of original source and author identity.

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.


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

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger