Course Specific Research Support for CH 242: 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

Organic Chemistry II course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

PCC Core Outcome Mapping: Core Outcome Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Mapping Level Indicator 3

Demonstrate an intermediate ability to use detailed data collection and analysis in order to explore organic chemical principles, effectively communicate, and critically evaluate results.

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

  • Identify audience, bias, and purpose of information sources
  • Identify synonyms, colloquial terms v. scientific terms, and encompassing concepts, for keyword searching
  • Recognize the different purposes of sources through the publication cycle

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for CH 242

1. Choose professional-level chemistry information sources

2. Select relevant databases current information on chemistry

3. Identify sources of professional-level journal articles, through library databases and  web-based publishers


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Appraise information sources for indicators of authority and utility

2. Use controlled vocabularies and limiters in searching databases to identify relevant sources

3. Use specialized search engines and indicators of peer-review to locate relevant and reliable sources

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

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger