Course Specific Research Support for PL 104: 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

Investigation Techniques for Paralegals course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Description:

"Includes ethics, research techniques, investigative strategies, recordkeeping, information sources . . . ."

From the Course Content:

"Instructional Goal: to familiarize the student with the kinds of evidence and the important considerations involved in presenting each kind."

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

  • Ability to question assumptions
  • Recognize utility of recognizing connections between sources
  • Ability to analyze purpose and scope of library databases and reference tools

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for PL 104

1. Formulate complex multi-level search process

2. Construct contextual indicators authority of information source

3. Locate sources to verify information points

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Assemble stages and strategies for retrieving valid information

2. Use appropriate library databases and online sources

3. Detect affiliation(s) of information providers

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.

PL 104
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 Paralegal SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Torie Scott,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger