Course Specific Research Support for VT 203: 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 Veterinary Specialities course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

Deliver an effective oral presentation on a veterinary medical topic with an accompanying powerpoint presentation and written research paper.

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

  • Clearly state a focused research question
  • Select alternative terms, general and specific, scientific and vernacular
  • Collect elements for citations

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for VT 203

  1. Select reliable information from professional level sources
  2. Select reliable information appropriate for supporting customers
  3. Evaluate audience of information sources and select sources with reliable evidence
  4. Properly cite sources according to professional standards

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Locate aggregated journal articles and full text of professional level materials through library searching
  2. Access peer-reviewed articles and reliable general interest information sources available through state consortia and other sources free to the public
  3. Evaluation sources for reliability, currency, audience and authority
  4. Use the NAVTA journal citation style for citations

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.




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.

VT 203
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 Veterinary Technology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Pam Kessinger,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger