Course Specific Research Support for GRN 234: 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

Introduction to Dementia Care and Practice course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Completion of research-supported papers, assignments and group projects meeting defined standards"

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

  • Ability to navigate library web site to find and select relevant databases
  • Enough familiarity with the field of Gerontology to refine the topic to a researchable question
  • Understand the principle of encompassing concepts
  • Time management, to allow for intercampus or interlibrary loan when necessary

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for GRN 234

1. Locate current, research-level articles

2. Locate relevant government data

3. Locate books for overviews of related topics

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Search health databases for journal articles, sort for currency

2. Search for case law in Lexis-Nexis as well as use relevant government web sites

3. Use keyword searching with truncation for in-depth searching in the online catalog

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