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ERIC Number: ED264892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
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A Survey of Primary Bibliographic Instruction Methods and Aids Currently Used in Selected Canadian Academic Libraries.
Beristain, Maureen Fanning
This study examines bibliographic instruction methods and aids currently being used in selected Canadian academic libraries. The project's objectives included identifying: the current state of bibliographic instruction; programs or special services offered for foreign students; changes or developments that have taken place in bibliographic instruction methodologies or use of instructional aids since 1976; and trends predicted during the next three years. The primary source of data was a questionnaire survey mailed to 38 libraries in two categories: universities and colleges, and community colleges. The sample was selected to represent both kinds of libraries and 29 questionnaires were returned for a 76% response rate. This six-part report comprises: (1) historical background, purpose of the study, and an explanation of project objectives, limitations, and definitions; (2) a review of the related literature; (3) a description of the research procedures, including study and instrument design and the surveyed population; (4) project findings in a number of areas, including bibliographic instruction programs offered, instructors, publicity, methods, aids, and future trends; (5) a comparison of this project's findings with those of a similar survey conducted by Sheila Laidlaw in 1977; and (6) project conclusions. Twenty-eight tables and a bibliography are provided. Appendices include the questionnaires for both the 1977 and the current study. (THC).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada