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Dental Hygiene Theory III

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Dental Hygiene Theory III (DH 103)

Research support framework

The following shows where Dental Hygiene Theory III fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Critical Thinking Support
  • I can use these resources to identify pro and con positions
  • I understand the scholarly conversation in this discipline and can recognize the experts
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Information exploration
  • Intellectual inquiry
  • Engagement with scholarly resources

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Research and write a formal paper on a student selected special needs topic and present it to the class
Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • Access professional and research resource

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Devise topic statement and identify reliable sources
  2. Use library databases and professional-level internet resources


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Select and evaluate sources for currency, audience, purpose and authority
  2. Identify relevant library databases and scholarly or professional information sources


Bridging competencies: 
  • Identify key words and use controlled vocabularies (subject headings, thesauri)
  • Compare non-mediated to mediated sources
  • Develop topics based on available full text published sources
  • Capture citation information