Course Specific Research Support for OMT 115: 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 Opthalmics course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"The methods may include one or more of the following tools . . . . research papers. . . ."

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

  • Adapt keywords for effective searching
  • Locate database list on library home page
  • Locate websites of relevant organizations and other providers of reliable data

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for OMT 115

1. Locate relevant sources for career and professional development

2. Use reliable sources of information, both consumer and professionally oriented

3. Identify indicators for citations

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Select relevant library databases or other online information providers

2. Distinguish  aspects of authority in information sources

3. Locate and use generated citations or capture citation elements

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.


OMT 115


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 Opthalmics SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Marianne Tanner,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger