ERIC Number: ED265882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Writing: Library Resources for Engineers. A Self-Paced Workbook for the University of Arkansas Libraries. Revised.
Dew, Stephen H.
This self-paced library workbook is a course requirement of all "technical writing" freshman English classes at the University of Arkansas. The technical writing course is required of all engineering students, and its major focus is on writing a term paper containing a bibliography produced through library research. The workbook introduces students to basic library resources and services, emphasizing items most useful to engineering students. The workbook contains 21 chapters: each includes a discussion of the material covered, and a set of questions unique to that particular subject. Following an introduction, subjects covered by the workbook include: (1) a library tour; (2) author and title approaches to the card catalog; (3) subject approach to the card catalog; (4) Library of Congress Classification; (5) locating and checking out books; (6) periodical indexes and abstracts; (7) periodicals; (8) chemistry library; (9) physics library; (10) book review indexes; (11) newspapers and newspaper indexes; (12) audiovisual materials; (13) handbooks; (14) biographical information sources; (15) encyclopedias; (16) dictionaries; (17) almanacs and statistical sources; (18) maps, atlases, and gazetteers; (19) special collections; (20) government documents; and (21) the reserve reading room. Floor plans of the various areas of the library and examples of catalog cards and other forms are provided. (Author/THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Freshmen, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Library Facilities, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Services, Library Skills, Technical Writing, Workbooks
University of Arkansas Libraries, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Mullins Library.