Course Specific Research Support for HE 251: 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

Community and Public Health Issues course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Presentations or projects."

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

  • Navigate to library web site and identify places to search for sources
  • Identify authors or providers of information
  • Identify the container of the information to identify the type of information source
  • Differentiate internet search result sets from the information sources themselves

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HE 251

  1. Identify current and local information sources, including interviewees, for topics in community health
  2. Identify and read background information to find relevant themes
  3. Search for information providers, including government agencies, organizations, and research studies


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  • Use directories and web searching to identify sources of local information on local issues for community health; search for information from government agencies and other organizations
  • Select from encyclopedias, newspapers, and other sources for background history and context
  • Identify relevant library databases for articles which provide case studies or research studies

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.


HE 251
HE 295

Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

HE 242

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.


Health Studies courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Health Studies SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Veronica Vichit-Vadakan,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger