ERIC Number: ED291395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Research Strategy: Resources for English 302 Instructors.
Sonnemann, Gail J.; And Others
This instructional package describes techniques that reference librarians at George Mason University (Virginia) have found to be successful and offers specific suggestions for the application of those techniques to teach research skills to students in English 302. The first of three major sections discusses the assessment of student library skills, library skills objectives, the search strategy, and library instruction resources and strategies, and provides a checklist and timetable. The second section presents a list of library skill objectives for English 302 students which includes a teacher's guide to resources for the course. Outlines for eight lectures on search strategy are presented in the third section, which covers overview sources, bibliographies, indexes and databases, interpreting bibliographic citations, recognition of authoritative sources, locating sources, serendipity, and use of the reference desk for further information. Twelve appendices include a library pre-test with answer key; a glossary of library terms; a list of English 302 transparencies; handouts on subject encyclopedias, U.S. government documents, citation indexes, periodical indexes, and identifying and deciphering bibliographic citations; two worksheets on library research; and a list of handouts available at the reference desk. (CGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.