Course Specific Research Support for DH 103: 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

Dental Hygiene Theory III course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Research and write a formal paper on a student-selected special needs topic."

From the Competencies and Skills:

" Access professional and research resources."

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

  • Identify key words and use controlled vocabularies (subject headings, thesauri)
  • Compare non-mediated to mediated sources
  • Develop topics based on available full text published sources
  • Capture citation information

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for DH103

1. Devise topic statement and identify reliable sources

2. Use library databases and professional-level internet resources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Select and evaluate sources for currency, audience, purpose and authority

2. Identify relevant library databases and scholarly or professional information 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.

DH 103
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 Dental Hygiene SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger