Introduction to Information Gathering
Research support framework
The following shows where Introduction to Information Gathering fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- I can use these resources to identify pro and con positions
- I understand the scholarly conversation in this discipline and can recognize the experts
- Intellectual inquiry
- Engagement with scholarly resources
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- Determine the amount and types of information needed in order to effectively research a public policy question.
- Access needed information effectively and efficiently, employing appropriate technology, in order to examine problems
- Critically evaluate information and multiple information sources in order to present balanced and accurate information to a public forum.
- Understand the ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding of public information in order to use it appropriately.
- Surveys methods and strategies for acquiring information for the various mass media
- Examines records, databases, sources and interview methods
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Define a researchable public policy question, including the aspects and persons involved
- Determine the types of information needed to define the problems and evidence required
- Effectively use information technologies, including print, online, and persons
- Access information sources from various points of view
- Use information sources ethically
- Topic definition and refinement
- Identify useful library resources as well as outside information sources
- Search strategies for various information sources
- Recognize diction and other factors which indicate bias or point of view
- Review concepts of respecting intellectual property and copyright; citing properly and avoiding plagiarism
- Recognize encompassing concepts, narrower concepts, synonyms and related terms for search terms
- Ability to differentiate professional qualifications from celebrity status
- Ability to differentiate published sources from crowd-sourced or self-published sources