ERIC Number: EJ887825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Reference Count: 5
Accelerated Peer-Review Journal Usage Technique for Undergraduates
Wallace, J. D.
Communication Teacher, v22 n3 p80-83 Jul 2008
The internet has given undergraduate students ever-increasing access to academic journals via search engines and online databases. However, students typically do not have the ability to use these journals effectively. This often poses a dilemma for instructors. The accelerated peer-review journal usage (APJU) technique provides a way for undergraduate students to learn basic competencies regarding peer-reviewed scholarship in a relatively short amount of time. This article presents an activity which requires students to demonstrate their ability to recognize, acquire, and evaluate peer-reviewed literature. Courses: Research Methods, Communication Theory, Organizational Communication (or any other courses that require students to read academic journal articles).
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Research Skills, Search Strategies, Navigation (Information Systems)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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