Course Specific Research Support for G 147: 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

Geology of the National Parks of the United States course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome Assessment Strategies:

"research papers"

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

  • Define a discipline-specific topic
  • Locate relevant library resources
  • Question assumptions and recognize factual information

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for G 147

  1. Identify relevant information providers including practitioners, researchers, and scholars.
  2. Use library databases to locate professional level information
  3. Evaluate sources for reliability and authority

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify professional organizations and government agencies which provide current and reliable information
  2. Select and use relevant library databases, including advanced search strategies
  3. Define indicators of authority and reliability to evaluate sources for usefulness and bias


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.

G 147

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 Geology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact Rachel Bridgewater,   Librarian at the Cascade campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger