ERIC Number: ED331519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to Information Literacy: An Information Literacy Skills Program for B.S. Nursing Students.
Fox, Lynne M.; And Others
A joint program of instruction was created between the University of Northern Colorado's Michener Library and School of Nursing. This expanded bibliographic instruction program was based on a proposal that outlined the need for information literacy instruction in nursing education, enumerated the possible benefits of such instruction to students and faculty, and outlined the course content and assignments that might be included. First offered in the fall semester of 1988, the course is currently presented as part of two courses and includes four class sessions of one and a half hours each. The first session is included in an introductory course, Conceptual Foundations; the remaining three sessions are included in the required course on nursing research. This report provides background information on the course, a copy of the proposal, an outline of the lecture content for each session, a resource bibliography, a background survey questionnaire for students, and handouts and assignments created for the course. The course materials include a resource bibliography; assignments for research papers; guides and assignments for using Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), MEDLINE on CD-ROM, and the Index Medicus and Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) online databases. Also provided are handouts on the APA (American Psychological Association) style manual, scholarly research, and sources of information on evaluation, and tests and measurement. A topics chart for organizing a research paper, the questionnaire for the 1990-1991 survey of library users, and questions included in the graduate follow-up survey are also included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.