Course Specific Research Support for HST 100: 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 History course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Student presentations."

"Development of citations, works cited and bibliographies"


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

  • Differentiate vernacular terms from keywords, discipline specific vocabulary, and controlled vocabulary (subject headings, classifications, thesauri)
  • Explore the library website to locate the Library search, databases, and Research Guides
  • Define and select a topic within a researchable scope

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HST 100

1. Locate and use introductory and secondary sources to develop background knowledge of historical events

2. Evaluate sources for relevance and reliability for discussions of historical events

3. Identify and locate useful texts and sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use library tools and sources for locating background information, including online encyclopedias, books, and articles from databases

2. Identify indicators of relevance and reliability

3. Develop search strategies for locating copies of primary and secondary 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.

HST 100
HST 101
HST 102
HST 103
HST 104 
HST 105 
HST 106 
HST 107 
HST 201 
HST 202 
HST 203 
HST 204 
HST 205 
HST 218
HST 225 
HST 240 
HST 244 
HST 246 
HST 250
HST 251 
HST 270
HST 271 
HST 274 
HST 277  
HST 284
HST 285 

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.

HST 276
HST 298B


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 History SAC (Subject Area Committee)

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger