Research support framework
The following shows where Calculus 1 fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- Are the qualities of the results what I need?
- Can these information sources help support my thesis?
- Directed searching in discipline-specific contexts
- Connecting sources and integrating them
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- Work with derivatives and limits in various situations and use correct mathematical terminology, notation, and symbolic processes in order to engage in work, study, and conversation on topics involving derivatives and limits with colleagues in the field of mathematics, science or engineering.
- Enjoy a life enriched by exposure to Calculus.
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
1. Gather credible information sources
2. Use search strategies familiar to mathematicians
3. Locate historical development of principles of calculus as well as current, scholarly conversations
4. Locate solutions of calculus problems
1. Define general indicators of credibility
2. Compare and evaluate open web and sources from databases for factualness and validity
3. Identify and use controlled vocabularies in searching
4. Use specialized search engines, library databases and monograph (book) browsing to locate sources that mathematicians would use
· Define a research topic in a hierarchical fashion, broad to specific
· Differentiate between databases for relevance to topic
· Differentiate key words from subject headings
· Use reference tools for building background knowledge
Browse book stacks at 510.92 for biographies of mathematicians
Search online catalog: calculus history, or, calculus biography, for e-books or books to borrow
Given lists of famous mathematicians, look up their names in Science Direct database for references to the influence of their work