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ERIC Number: ED412945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
High School to University: What Skills Do Students Need?
Daniel, Eileen
The problem of transferring library and information searching skills from high school to college is not new, but has become intensified in the last decade by the pressures of the information explosion, new technologies, and budget reductions. This paper compares the library skills required of students in their final year of high school with those needed in the first year of college. The primary focus was on the Canadian province of Ontario, where students conduct independent research projects during their final high school year. The study showed that teacher-librarians are already teaching students the skills they need for college. Students should have a solid understanding of the principles behind the skills so they can apply them to a larger, more complex environment. Key areas for understanding are: research process strategy; organization of materials and services; different types and formats of materials and how to access them; the limitations and advantages of computer searching; searching strategies; finding print and electronic periodical articles; elements of a catalog record, index citation, and bibliographic citation; the use of controlled vocabulary for searching; critically evaluating materials; classification and call number construction; terminology used in the academic library; where to go for help; and alternate search strategies. (Contains 44 references.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada