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ERIC Number: EJ1085426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1092-1206
Impact of a Library Instruction Session on Bibliographies of Organic Chemistry Students
Kromer, John
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n82 Fall 2015
Students in Chemistry 254: Organic Chemistry for Majors were required to write a paper about an organic name reaction. Before turning in this assignment, students had the option of attending a one-hour library instruction session covering SciFinder, sources for spectra, ACS Style, and print resources about organic name reactions. Twenty-five students attended library sessions while 28 did not. Bibliographies were collected and graded for all students. Comparisons were made between those students who attended the session and those who did not, on such criteria as use of scholarly sources, properly citing articles and spectra, and correct use of ACS Style. Students who attended an instruction session received 14% higher bibliography scores than those who did not. Other significant differences were found in students using scholarly sources, using and citing appropriate spectra, and citing the article in which the name reaction was originally published.
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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