ERIC Number: ED232683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-22
Reference Count: N/A
International Relations: Library Instruction Unit.
In support of the United States Naval Academy's program in international relations, library reference staff developed an instruction unit featuring appropriate research guides and a videotape produced at the Naval Academy Educational Resource Center. The videotape illustrates a sample search strategy and then highlights the use of four basic information sources: (1) the card catalog for book information; (2) "Social Sciences Index" for periodical information; (3) "CIS Index" for government documents; and (4) the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) computerized file for technical papers. Development of the library instruction unit began with the drafting of a preliminary set of objectives which were then discussed with members of the political science department. The instructional package was completed in summer 1981, previewed by faculty members, and used by 24 class sections during the 1981-82 academic year. A brief questionnaire was also developed and distributed to a random selection of classes that had used the instructional package during the fall semester to stimulate feedback and evaluation. This report discusses the design of the instructional package, its use, and its evaluation. A concluding section discusses possible future programs and developments. Appendices provide a list of the preliminary objectives; copies of three research guides, including one listing specific sources of information relating to the Soviet Union; and a sample questionnaire. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.