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Bierman, James – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study examines the indexing of open access journals in the engineering disciplines. The sample used in this study was generated from a title listing pulled from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in late 2013. Indexing data from four prominent commercial databases in the discipline, Compendex, Web of Science, Inspec, and Scopus,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Engineering, Indexing
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Hendrigan, Holly – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Awareness of faculty research interests is an important aspect of a subject librarian's responsibilities. This paper illustrates the potential of Voyant Tools, an application in wide use among digital humanities researchers, to reveal word patterns in the research output of applied science faculty. A corpus of recent article citations from Web of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Humanities, Library Science
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Fullington, Lee Ann; Torres, Alexandra – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Though library science internships for undergraduates are not as well documented as those for MLIS students, internships for undergraduates can be impactful for both the intern and the library. Undergraduate students have firsthand, immersive experience with their major curriculum, and this expertise can benefit science librarians making…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Stapleton, Suzanne C.; Royster, Melody; Bharti, Neelam; Birch, Stephanie; Bossart, Jean; Butts, Shannon; Tobin Cataldo, Tara; Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Minson, Valrie; Putnam, Samuel R.; Yip, Christine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Motivated by a desire to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, librarians at the Marston Science Library (Marston) at the University of Florida (UF) developed Girls Tech Camp (GTC), a summer camp designed to introduce middle-school girls to creative technologies used in these fields. This week-long…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Librarians, STEM Education
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Rowley, Erin M.; Wagner, A. Ben – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Industry standards are used in many disciplines, including science and technology areas. To date, little research has been conducted regarding the citing of standards in scholarly publications. The aim of this study was to answer two questions: Are standards being cited in scholarly publications? And, if so, what are the characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Scholarship, Publishing Industry, Standards
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Williams, Sarah C.; Farrell, Shannon L.; Kerby, Erin E.; Kocher, Megan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study involved a thorough examination of attitudes and opinions of agricultural researchers toward open access publishing and data sharing. Utilizing the results of the Ithaka S+R Agriculture Research Support Services project, we reanalyzed our institutional interview transcripts and synthesized information from the project's publicly…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Attitudes, Access to Information, Researchers
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Boice, Jocelyn – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Researchers in conservation biology and other non-medical fields are adopting systematic review as a research methodology. Since this methodology requires extensive and well-documented literature searching, it is beneficial for information professionals to understand disciplinary developments in its use. This article investigates trends in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biology, Literature Reviews, Research Methodology
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Jankowski, Amy; Sawyer, Yadéeh E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
The University Libraries at the University of New Mexico reconfigured their established library instruction program for biology as part of a broader grant-funded essential-skills workshop series for STEM students. This initiative standardized supplementary instruction through seven inperson and online workshops delivered to students through the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Biology, Student Attitudes, Workshops
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Pasek, Judith E.; Mayer, Jennifer – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Research data management is a prominent and evolving consideration for the academic community, especially in scientific disciplines. This research study surveyed 131 graduate students and 79 faculty members in the sciences at two public doctoral universities to determine the importance, knowledge, and interest levels around research data…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Doctoral Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Doty, Chris; Majors, Kristan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to identify science library trends at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Our recent count found 69% of all ARL academic institutions have at least one science library. Comparing our data to a 2010 study of American ARL institutions, the number of science libraries at…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Lantz, Catherine; Dempsey, Paula R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Results from focus groups with 23 second- and third-year biology students revealed gradual gains in information literacy (IL) abilities and dispositions needed for them to join the community of scientific practice as laid out in the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." Students were consumers of information and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Strategies, Biology, Undergraduate Students
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Ritchie, Stephanie M.; Banyas, Kelly M.; Sevin, Carol – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Search result retrieval was compared across eight research literature databases (AGRICOLA, AGRIS, BIOSIS, CAB Direct, FSTA, Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science) for three topics from different agricultural disciplines to compare retrieval results based on searcher experience. Precision, recall, and uniqueness were analyzed by rating search…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Information Retrieval, Agriculture, Scientific and Technical Information
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Musser, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study examines the copyright renewal of maps published in the United States from 1923 to 1950 and compares the results with a recent study of copyright renewals for books. Results indicate that, while the average copyright renewal rate for maps appears similar to that of books, the average was skewed higher by a single publisher whose renewal…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Maps, Incidence, Electronic Publishing
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Williams, Betsy; Harvey, Barbara C.; Kierkus, Christopher – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study aimed to determine which information resources Grand Valley State University (GVSU) alumni from four health science programs utilize in clinical practice. It also explored alumni opinions of their educational experiences at GVSU in relation to information literacy and library resources. A survey was administered to alumni who had…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, State Universities, College Graduates, Health Sciences
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Cataldo, Tara Tobin; Langer, Kailey; Buhler, Amy G.; Putnam, Samuel R.; Elrod, Rachael; Faniel, Ixchel M.; Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Cyr, Christopher; Brannon, Brittany; Valenza, Joyce Kasman; Hood, Erin M.; Graff, Randy A. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This paper explores how students judge scientific news resources, as they might find through a Google search. The data were collected as part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded project. Students used a simulated search engine that ensured study participants found the same search results while seeking information for a…
Descriptors: News Media, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Two Year College Students
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