Course Specific Research Support for ESR 150: 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

Environmental Studies Orientation course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:


From the Course Activities and Design:

"Research paper on environmental career"

From the Course Content:

"Locating and accessing information"

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

  • Ability to question assumptions
  • Recognize utility of recognizing connections between sources
  • Ability to analyze purpose and scope of library databases and reference tools

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESR150

1. Separate consumer oriented information from official and documentary information

2. Differentiate information sources based on indicators of affiliation and authority

3. Select relevant information from published sources and documentary data

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Appraise library databases and online sources for probability of providing useful and reliable information

2. Distinguish peer-reviewed, scholarly sources from general interest, biased, or unvetted information

3. Identify strategies for retrieving valid information in relevant format(s)

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.

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 Environmental Studies SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Biology

Campus Librarians, supporting Environmental Studies-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger