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GSTR 110 Information Literacy Outcomes

Based on the skills listed under "Aims of General Education" for Berea College, the library instruction program has identified the following student learning outcomes for GSTR 110 information literacy instruction:

  • Students will create a topic-relevant search string in order to search the library catalog and databases (for example, Academic Search Complete).
  • Students will distinguish between popular and scholarly literature in order to evaluate the quality and validity of information sources to best develop their research inquiries.
  • Students will use the CRAAP (Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose) criteria to evaluate potential sources of information for quality, bias, and perspective.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of when and how to credit sources ethically in order to avoid plagiarism

GSTR 210 Information Literacy Outcomes

Based on the skills listed under "Aims of General Education" for Berea College, the library instruction program has identified the following student learning outcomes for GSTR 210 information literacy instruction:

  • Students will be able to read and interpret citations from bibliographies and other sources in order to identify and find specific sources to further develop their research.
  • Based on a student's research question, a student will be able to develop a topic-relevant search string in order to search effectively for relevant material in the library's resources and on the World Wide Web.
  • Students will be able to use relevant online databases to find and identify articles and materials relevant to their research inquiries.
  • Students will use the CRAAP (Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose) criteria to evaluate potential sources of information for quality, bias, and perspective.
 
 

GSTR Information Literacy Assessment Plan Document