ERIC Number: ED229026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Fundamentals of Research in Legislation. Teacher's Notes, Transparencies, Bibliography, Exercises. Teaching Packages #8.
Neubacher, Eric; Rothstein, Pauline M.
The purpose of this bibliographic instruction package is to help a non-library instructor prepare undergraduate students to find and use books, indexes, abstracts, periodical articles, and other printed reference sources in a search for published information on legislation. Special emphasis is placed on sources needed to compile a legislative history of a U.S. government statute. The package is divided into two episodes which can be presented in one class session. Episode I introduces students to the different forms of literature. Episode II teaches students how to locate library materials using the card catalog and indexes and abstracts. The package includes summaries and lists of objectives for each episode, a materials list showing all transparencies and handouts for the training session, and a suggested script for the conduct of the session. For the student, the package provides paper copies of transparencies used by the instructor; these cover information search procedures, forms of literature, Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, catalog filing rules, and the "CIS Index." Also included are copies of transparencies showing a search log form and a checklist of questions for evaluating indexes and abstracts. An annotated bibliography of reference sources for research in legislation and a legislation research exercise conclude the instruction packet. (ESR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Card Catalogs, Check Lists, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Instructional Materials, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Skills, Records (Forms), Reference Materials, Research Tools, Search Strategies, Transparencies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. Library Instruction Services.
Identifiers: Legislative History; Library of Congress Subject Headings
Note: Thomas V. Atkins, Series Editor. For related documents, see IR 050 173-182 and IR 050 346-347.