Drug Use and Addiction

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 Drug Use and Addiction (AD 102)

Research support framework

The following shows where Drug Use and Addiction fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • Are the qualities of the results what I need?
  • Can these information sources help support my thesis?
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Academic inquiry
  • 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.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Access, interpret and summarize peer reviewed and evidence-based research regarding substance use, trauma and/or treatment outcomes.
Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • professional journal reviews
  • research papers


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. Identify sources for peer reviewed research reports
  2. Identify sources evidence-based research
  3. Select sources for peer reviewed and evidence-based research
  4. Incorporate sources into writing, with proper citation
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Select relevant library database(s) to search for peer-reviewed research reports
  2. Identify and select sources for electronically published journal articles or datasets
  3. Select sources relevant to a specific topic
  4. Identify indicators for citing
Bridging competencies: 
  • Understand what the “peer-reviewed” process for addiction and drug counseling
  • Locate library databases
  • Identify scientific terms for common vernacular terms
  • Identify keywords and concepts for a search strategy