Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
LIB 127
Course Title:
Library Research and Information Literacy
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Course Description

Covers the research process and research skills in specific disciplines. Focuses on refining a research topic, planning and carrying out a research project, selecting credible sources of relevant information, and citing sources correctly in discipline-appropriate format. Word-processing and Internet-searching competence recommended. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Use this class to complete research for another class such as Biology or Psychology. Gather credible, relevant sources for a bibliography on the topic of your choice.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

1. Investigate topics and issues by examining discipline-based research in order critically and creatively address problems.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Locate, evaluate and select pertinent information in order to make informed decisions based on data.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluate sources of information to distinguish between facts and opinions in popular, professional and scholarly literature in order to enter into the community of scholarship, and develop professional competence.