Principles of Biology
Research support framework
The following shows where Principles of Biology fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- I can explain and describe my position on this issue, and support it with primary sources
- I can accurately summarize the scholarly conversation
- Complexity in research and analysis
- Participant in scholarly conversation
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies in biochemistry and cell biology and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge of biochemistry and cell biology on human society and the environment.
- Develop informed positions and opinions on contemporary issues in biochemistry and cell biology, while considering ethical, scientific, community, and cultural implications
- scientific papers that follow standard scientific format presenting independent investigations and may include peer-review(s)
- scientific article critiques
- Read scientific literature
- Locate and access biological information
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Access primary literature in biology
- Select and evaluate journal articles for relevance to topic
- Critique scientific studies for strengths and weaknesses
- Identify research questions to be addressed
- Evaluate peer-reviewed journal articles from library databases and specialized search engines for usefulness and authority
- Estimate the effectiveness of search terms for locating relevant journal articles
- Use “cited by” tools to gather a list of scholars engaged in the same conversations and compare their points of departure from each other
- Choose research questions related to topics in the discipline
- Differentiate magazine from journal articles
- Identify scholarly sources on the open web (web-based journals)