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ERIC Number: ED311932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 13
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Bibliographic Instruction at the Graduate Level: A Study of Methods.
Kazlauskas, Diane W.
Instruction in using the library and its tools is assessed in this report, which explores the effectiveness of course-integrated bibliographic instruction for graduate students. When a search of the ERIC database and a request for information from LOEX (Library Orientation and Instruction Exchange) yielded few sources, the literature pertaining to different types of bibliographic instruction and graduate students was analyzed. This report cites examples of bibliographic instruction programs at colleges and universities to illustrate the most frequently used instructional methods, which are: (1) course-integrated bibliographic instruction, in which a unit on library skills forms a distinct part of a specific course, or in which bibliographic instruction is integrated into the overall objective of a course; (2) bibliographic instruction seminars and workshops that meet outside regularly scheduled classes; (3) specialized bibliographic instruction within disciplines, i.e., programs specifically tailored to a student's course of study, which are sometimes referred to as research methods courses and which may carry graduate credit hours; and (4) individualized instruction, which may take the form of term paper counseling or one-on-one work between librarian and student. It is concluded that course-related instruction is the least effective method to use with graduate students, and that any of the other more individualized methods is probably more effective. (SD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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