Course Specific Research Support for MT 101: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements for developmentally- and discipline-specific development of research skills to appropriate library instruction and support outcomes

Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Assessment may also include oral presentations, written reports, and other class projects."

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

  • Ability to use “format” limiters in online catalog
  • Understanding of search strategy requiring encompassing concepts

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for MT 101

1. Use background knowledge to develop a specific topic statement for searching

2. Search library databases for articles on topics relevant to the particular stage of semiconductor design and manufacture in the MT courses

3. Locate industry specific journals to browse

4. Locate current job descriptions and for positions open in the field

5. Locate information about local semiconductor and related industries

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use online catalog for e-books to locate table of contents to browse

2. Select relevant library databases for locating professional level articles

3. Use article linker and web searching to browse for relevant and industry specific journal issues available in full text

4. Search state and federal sites for official job descriptions

5. Use newspaper databases for published information about local companies and locally-developed technologies

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.


MT 101


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 Microelectronics SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Sara Robertson, Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger