ERIC Number: ED229022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Fundamentals of Research on the American Political Process. Teacher's Notes, Transparencies, Bibliography, Exercises. Teaching Packages #4.
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, published information on the American political process and biographical and factual information about legislators. 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 use the card catalog to locate books, reports, and government documents, and how to utilize indexes and abstracts to find journal articles and current information. 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, which cover information searching procedures, forms of literature, Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, catalog filing rules, and the "Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) Bulletin." 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 on the American political process and an assignment exercise conclude the instruction packet. (ESR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Card Catalogs, Check Lists, Government Publications, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Instructional Materials, Legislators, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Skills, Political Science, 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.