Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing

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 Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing (MT 101)

Research support framework

The following shows where Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing 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: 
  • Use developed abilities and habits in the information methods of the industry to communicate and find information on: business news, processes, advances, technical data, etc.


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. Use background knowledge to develop a specific topic statement for searching
  2. Search library databases for articles on topics relevant to the particular stage of semiconductor design and manufacture in the MT courses
  3. Locate industry specific journals to browse
  4. Locate current job descriptions and for positions open in the field
  5. Locate information about local semiconductor and related industries


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use online catalog for e-books to locate table of contents to browse
  2. Select relevant library databases for locating professional level articles
  3. Use article linker and web searching to browse for relevant and industry specific journal issues available in full text
  4. Search state and federal sites for official job descriptions
  5. Use newspaper databases for published information about local companies and locally-developed technologies


Bridging competencies: 
  • Ability to use “format” limiters in online catalog
  • Understanding of search strategy requiring encompassing concepts