Course Specific Research Support for CH 151: Home

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

Preparatory Chemistry course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"PCC Core Outcome Mapping: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Mapping Level Indicator 1

Demonstrate a limited ability to use detailed data collection, analysis and collaborative skills in order to explore preparatory chemical principles, critically evaluate models and information, draw conclusions and communicate results."

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

  • Recognize authors' affiliation statements in journal articles
  • Recognize agencies as corporate authors
  • Navigate to library website, and select relevant databases
  • Use background reading to construct reasonable topic statement

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for CH 151

  1. Locate published information sources about the effect of chemicals on the environment, and evaluate for context, bias, and authority
  2. Locate articles in scientific journals and evaluate for context, currency, and peer review
  3. Devise a research question related to chemistry, within the context of the effect of chemicals on the environment

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify the parties responsible, and their qualifications, for chemistry articles, to evaluate reliability of information
  2. Select sources for locating relevant chemistry journal articles, including library databases
  3. Develop a researchable question related to chemistry, and identify the context and perspectives of the authors

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.

CH 151
CH 221
CH 222
CH 223

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.

CH 241
CH 242
CH 243
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 Chemistry 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