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 Writing 90 (WR 090)

Research support framework

The following shows where Writing 90 fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Perceptual Shift / Skills Instruction
  • I can identify a topic
  • I can identify library services and know which ones can help me
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Information seeking
  • Identifying interests
  • Intellectual and career exploration

Library support of CCOGs

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

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in written responses to text.
  • Utilize basic word processing in writing.
  • Demonstrate successful college student behaviors.


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. Locate text to analyze for themes to respond to
  2. Use productivity software to compose essays
  3. Acknowledge use of outside sources


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use online catalog to locate books and articles
  2. Use computers in library labs, and recognize staff who can answer technical questions
  3. Identify indicators of authority, currency, and location for listing sources used


Bridging competencies: 
  • Identify a general area of interest
  • Identify location of library facility
  • Understand the concept of copyright and intellectual property