Course Specific Research Support for BA 101: 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 Business course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Research the selected companies using materials found in public libraries."

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

  • Navigate to library web site, and database list
  • Differentiate commercial information from critical information sources
  • Identify synonyms for topic words

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for BA 101

  1. Locate and use reliable and current information sources to identify trends in the stock market
  2. Locate and use reliable and current information sources to learn aspects of marketing
  3. Locate and use reliable and current information sources to find trends in business technology

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify relevant databases for business topics
  2. Select relevant industry journal articles
  3. Identify reliable sources of business information, provided by recognized organizations and associations

Knowledge Practices and Dispositions

Oregon Library Standards Learning Goals

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.

BA 101
BA 205

Literacy Skills

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



BA 203
BA 223
BA 234

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.

BA 289
BA 292
BA 295

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 Business SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Chau Hoang,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger