Course Specific Research Support for DS 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

Fuel Injection Systems course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Daily/weekly/term project portfolio.

From the Course Content:

  • Learn the resources available to the technician for research and failure identification.

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

  • Spell search terms correctly
  • Understand the usefulness of encompassing search terms

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for DS 103

  1. Use industry specific terms for search strategy
  2. Understand search interface(s) for industry specific databases
  3. Locate professional level, current information useful in the field of fuel injection

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify keywords and alternative search terms
  2. Locate industry specific databases available through the web
  3. Identify purpose and audience of information providers and select reliable, relevant 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.

DS 103

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


DS 105

DS 203


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 Diesel Service Technology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Sara Robertson, Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger