Information Literacy Outcomes

First Year Students:

Fall: COR 110 (Concepts of Self):

  • Recognition and articulation of student information preferences and habits

  • Differences and similarities among students of information preferences and habits

  • Applying everyday information seeking and evaluating skills in less familiar, less easy-to-use scenarios.

  • Evaluating websites: why do we make the choices we do?

  • Using Wikipedia as a source in an academic research paper

  • Librarians as helpful, non-judgmental resources for information seeking.

Spring: COR120 (Concepts of Community):

  • Evaluating different types of sources by scholarly value and relevance

  • Introduction to the library Website and library Catalog

  • Developing keywords for effective searching

  • Introduction to and practice searching in academic database (Academic Search Complete)

  • Refining search results through full text, source type, using abstracts.

  • Keeping track of and citing resources.

  • Constructing annotations.

Second Year Students:

Fall: COR 210 (Scientific Revolutions):

  • Ethical and unethical use of information in professional, personal, and academic scenarios.

  • Defining plagiarism.

  • Critical evaluation of scenarios involving varying levels of plagiarism. Includes individual and group work questioning what constitutes plagiarism.

  • Review of library Citation page. Tips for citing using Google.

  • Citations as a tool to share, capture, and attribute useful information. The responsibility of the writer to cite.

Spring: COR 240 (Capitalism and Democracy):

  • Integrating research with individual ideas and assignment's purpose.

  • Finding professional information thru professional associations, white papers, professional literature, etc.

  • Using keywords to broaden searches.

  • Value of and effective use of reference books.

  • Seeking assistance from appropriate sources (program faculty).

  • Preparing to use research in an intentional, focused way.

Third Year Students:

Fall and Spring: COR 310

  • Difference between an Annotated Bibliography and a Literature Review

  • Identifying key figures in specific disciplines.

  • Citation hunting: effective use of bibliographies.

  • Using List of Full Text Journals.

  • Introduction to Citation Tools (Refworks): Discussion of essential components to citations, ways to organize and retrieve, generate bibliographies. Student's responsibility to make sure citations are complete.

Updated 1/21/11