Course Specific Research Support for GRN 201: 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

Understanding and ending Ageism course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

Review of literature on the negative effects of internalized and institutionalized ageism

Applied capstone project focused on anti-ageism advocacy

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

  • Ability to navigate library web site to find and select relevant databases
  • Refine a topic to a researchable question in the campaign against Ageism
  • Understand various types of bias

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for GRN 201

1. Identify providers of reliable statistics including government agencies and advocacy groups

2. Locate and use current and authoritative information sources,  including local expert

3. Identify current sources of importance and influence

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

Use advanced search strategies to locate relevant providers of datasets and statistical reports

Identify various reliable information providers including industry groups, practitioners, and government agencies

Use indicators such as "cited by" and other strategies to identify authoritative 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.

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.


Gerontology courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Gerontology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jennifer Rogers,   Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger