Student Learning Outcomes for Library Instruction

Library Workshops

Library workshops are offered throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

Workshop I: Intro to Library Resources

Students will be able to:

  • Locate and understand SCC Library services
  • Find the SCC Library home page and understand its key features
  • Generate relevant keywords for a given information need
  • Find book records and use them to determine the item’s location and availability
  • Find and understand how to use ebooks
  • Understand the purpose and basic functionality of OneSearch
  • Understand what a research database is and some of the ways that it differs from a Web search engine
  • Distinguish between discrete research databases
  • Understand what opportunities exist to further broaden research skills and explore library resources

Workshop II: Intro to Research

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of research databases and how the primary Library search tool, individual research databases, and Web search engines differ from one another
  • Select and evaluate appropriate search tool for a specific information need
  • Define “scholarly” and “peer-reviewed”
  • Grasp the importance of authority when deciding which sources to use
  • Generate relevant keywords for a given information need
  • Use the OneSearch to find information while differentiating between different types of sources
  • Construct and refine searches using database features
  • Retrieve full-text articles and save and email them for future use
  • Dissect a scholarly article
  • Use a scholarly article’s bibliography to pursue other sources

Course-Integrated Library Instruction

Course-integrated instruction is often focused on concrete assignments, so the content may vary widely. Nevertheless, some common outcomes can be found. After such a session, students will be able to:

  • Locate and access SCC Library resources
  • Generate relevant keywords for a given information need
  • Understand what a research database is and some of the ways that it differs from the Internet
  • Use OneSearch to find information while differentiating between different types of sources
  • Select appropriate research database(s) for a given information need