Habitats: Life of the Forests

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 Habitats: Life of the Forests (BI 141)

Research support framework

The following shows where Habitats: Life of the Forests fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • I can develop a topic
  • I can search a database and get related results
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
  • Begin academic writing
  • Begin informational research

Library support of CCOGs

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

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 

Information literacy is in other parts of the CCOG

Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • Understand how to locate and access information relative to forest ecosystems with the use of web based tools as well as PCC library

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 relevant information sources
  2. Locate relevant information sources
  3. Recognize utility of information sources available from the library


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Identify purpose, that is,  bias and for-profit, in information sources
  2. Locate relevant sources efficiently
  3. Navigate to library databases, catalog, and other tools


Bridging competencies: 
  • Articulate research specific research topic within larger context
  • Identify information providers and their perspective
  • Build a search strategy and modify as needed