Course Specific Research Support for RD 115: 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

College Reading course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Book review/project of novel, biography, or autobiography."

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

  • Understand a topic query will evolve, and cannot be limited to their personal interests alone
  • Recognize that topics are written about from different points of view
  • Understand that information research is iterative and takes time
  • Ability to learn the aspects of the discourse community of academic writers

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for RD 115

  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. Build concept maps for considering topic ideas

2. Browse topical databases

3. Understand “encompassing concept” for use in online encyclopedias and book searching

4. Evaluate web pages for authorship

5. Use metacognition about changes in search strategy and key word selection

6. Understand various ways to contact a librarian

Librarian subject collectors for: Reading

Campus Librarians, supporting Reading-related subjects research

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

RD 80

Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.


RD 90

Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

RD 115

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.

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 Reading SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Alan Cordle Villegas, librarian at the Sylvania campus

Reading courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger