Course Specific Research Support for ENG 106: 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 Literature (Poetry) course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

".... individual and group presentations; essay exams; close reading exercises using support/evidence; writing exercises which include evaluation of various interpretations of a text and their relative validity."

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

  • Differentiate primary from secondary sources
  • Use library databases as aggregators of professional level, published sources
  • Understand the necessity and steps for documenting sources used including correcting generated citations
  • Identify and select a literary text

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ENG 106

  1. Locate, evaluate, and select literary analysis sources for a literary text
  2. Properly identify primary sources and secondary literary sources
  3. Use Modern Language Association (MLA) conventions in documenting sources
  4. Incorporate sources into writing with proper citation


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Use library database(s) to search for relevant literary analysis
  2. Determine the relevancy of republished (or anthologized) sources as "primary" sources
  3. Identify and select sources for reliable electronically published literary analysis
  4. Identify indicators for citing including medium (print or web)

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.

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 English, Reading, Writing SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: For ENG courses,  Alan Cordle,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger

Librarian subject collectors for: English

Campus Librarians, supporting English-related subjects research