Course Specific Research Support for HST 298A: 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

Independent Study: History course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Research projects.

Book critiques"

From the Course Content:

  • Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources

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

  • Define a research topic in a hierarchical fashion, broad to specific
  • Differentiate between databases for relevance to topic
  • Differentiate key words from subject headings
  • Use reference tools for building background knowledge

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HST 298A

1. Gather reliable secondary sources for background information

2. Use search strategies familiar to historians

3. Choose primary sources and historical documents for use in essays

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Define general indicators of credibility

2. Compare and evaluate open web and sources from databases for historicity and validity

3. Use specialized search engines, library databases and journal browsing to locate sources that historians would use

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