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Scalfani, Vincent F. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Programmatic text analysis can be used to understand patterns and reveal trends in data that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to uncover with manual coding methods. This work uses programmatic text analysis, specifically term frequency counts, to study nearly 10,000 chemistry thesis and dissertation titles from 1911-2015. The thesis and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
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McGowan, Britt; Gonzalez, Melissa; Stanny, Claudia J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians seek opportunities to improve outreach to faculty and promote shared interests in information literacy. A comprehensive review of syllabi for all undergraduate courses offered during one academic term examined course-level learning outcomes and graded assignments to see how well they aligned with the five Association of College and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Descriptions, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Robson, Diane; Durkee, Patrick – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
The work of collection development in academic video game collections is at a crucial point of transformation--gaming librarians are ready to expand beyond console games collected in disc and cartridge format to the world of Internet games. At the same time, forms and genres of video games such as serious and independent games are increasingly…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Video Games, Library Services
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Pihl, Joron – Issues in Educational Research, 2012
This article explores the questions to what extent educational research addresses library use in education and how the library can contribute to intercultural education. The focus is primarily on elementary education in Europe. Analysis of research publications was based on searches for peer-reviewed journals in international databases, literary…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Multicultural Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Herring, Susan Davis – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
This article reports on a content analysis of research articles focusing on library services in distance education published between 1999 and 2009. The study identified 472 articles on the topic and analyzed the citations, abstracts, and indexing to determine major topics, issues, and trends discussed; methodologies used; and major journals…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Content Analysis, Library Services, Library Research