Course Specific Research Support for BI 141: 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

Habitats: Life of the Forest course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Content: Process Skills:

"Practice scientific literacy by locating and accessing reliable information and use this information to draw logical conclusions"

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

  • Articulate research specific research topic within larger context
  • Identify information providers and their perspective
  • Build a search strategy and modify as needed

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for BI 141

  1. Identify relevant information sources
  2. Locate relevant information sources
  3. Recognize utility of information sources available from the library


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify information sources' purpose and perspective

2. Locate relevant sources efficiently

3. Navigate to library databases, catalog, and other tools

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.

BI 101
BI 141

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.



BI 112
BI 121
BI 122
BI 231
BI 232
BI 233

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.

BI 211
BI 212
BI 213
BI 234
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 Biology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Biology

Campus Librarians, supporting Biology-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger