Course Specific Research Support for DA 116: 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

The Whole Patient - Ethical, Legal, and Medical Implications course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Activities and Design:

"In classroom instructor-guided research - students will use their electronic devices to research topics relevant to the class"

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:


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

  1. Define a research topic in a hierarchical fashion, broad to specific
  2. Locate library databases
  3. Locate relevant and reliable sources for building background knowledge

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for DA 116

  1. Search for evidence based information sources, discerning factualness and reliability
  2. Locate current and professional level information
  3. Identify elements for attribution of sources in the style of the field


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Define indicators of evidence-based research
  2. Use advanced searching strategies for web-based and electronic sources
  3. Identify relevant databases for topics and use controlled vocabularies in searching
  4. Identify elements for attribution and use the citation style for the field

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.


DA 116

DA 125

DA 152


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.


Dental Assisting courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Dental Assisting SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger