Course Specific Research Support for FN 110: 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

Personal Nutrition course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"participation in individual/group class activities, presentations"

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

  • Adapt keywords for effective searching
  • Identify providers (authors) of information sources
  • Locate databases and online catalog on library home page

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for FN 110

  1. Identify indicators of authority and reliability for nutritional information
  2. Locate sources for reliable data and scientific studies
  3. Select and search relevant library databases for articles about topics related to nutrition


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  • Apply a checklist or tests to determine the authenticity of claims in information
  • Identify sources for current and reliable data (government agencies, nutrition researchers)
  • Identify  and use relevant library databases for topical information

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.

FN 110

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 Foods and Nutrition SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Amanda Bird,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger