Course Specific Research Support for IRW 90: 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

Foundations of College Reading and Composition outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Accurately interpret reference materials, such as dictionary and glossary entries

  • Employ reference texts as resources and support

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

  • Ability to define and select a topic
  • Identify synonyms and related concepts
  • Ability to locate and navigate the library website

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for IRW 90

  1. Locate encyclopedic types of sources available through the library, both print and electronic
  2. Identify reliable, factual information to gain new knowledge

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Navigate library website to locate databases and books for introductory, encyclopedia information
  2. Identify and use sources for reliable, factual information

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.


IRW 90

Information Seeking

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

IRW 115

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.


Integrated Reading and Writing courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Reading SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Alan Cordle Villegas, librarian at the Sylvania campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Reading

Campus Librarians, supporting Reading-related subjects research

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger