Course Specific Research Support for BA 205: 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

Business Communication Using Technology course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"The methods used may include one or more of the following tools: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, professional journal reviews, research papers, small group projects, oral presentations or maintenance of a journal."

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 205

  1. Identify sources for peer reviewed research reports
  2. Identify sources evidence-based research
  3. Select sources for peer reviewed and evidence-based research
  4. Incorporate sources into writing, with proper citation


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Select relevant library database(s) to search for peer-reviewed research reports
  2. Identify and select sources for electronically published journal articles or datasets
  3. Select sources relevant to a specific topic
  4. Identify indicators for citing

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: Pam Kessinger,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

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