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Coppin, Ann – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Library defines a project bibliography as a bibliography of publicly available publications relating to a specific JPL instrument or mission. These bibliographies may be used to share information between distant project team members, as part of the required Education and Public Outreach effort, or as part of…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Libraries, Library Science, Librarians
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Plovnick, Caitlin E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
In 2008, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries launched their first Find Science Information online tutorial. It was an innovative web-based tool, containing not only informative content but also interactive activities, embedded hyperlinked resources, and reflective quizzes, all designed primarily to educate undergraduate science…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Tutorial Programs, Scientific and Technical Information, Science Education
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Scaramozzino, Jeanine Marie; Trujillo, Catherine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
The Science Cafe is a national movement that attempts to foster community dialog and inquiry on scientific topics in informal venues such as coffee houses, bookstores, restaurants and bars. The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Robert E. Kennedy Library staff have taken the Science Cafe model out of bars and cafes and into…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, State Universities, Library Services, Outreach Programs
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Hightower, Christy; Caldwell, Christy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Science researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz were surveyed about their article database use and preferences in order to inform collection budget choices. Web of Science was the single most used database, selected by 41.6%. Statistically there was no difference between PubMed (21.5%) and Google Scholar (18.7%) as the second most…
Descriptors: Researchers, College Faculty, Sciences, Library Services
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Coates, Linda L.; Tierney, Kaitlyn Rose – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
The conservation and well-being of exotic animals is core to the mission of zoos, aquariums and many small nonprofit wildlife groups. Increasingly, these organizations are committed to scientific research, both basic and applied. To ascertain the current state of the libraries that support their efforts, librarians at the San Diego Zoo conducted…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Recreational Facilities, Wildlife, Librarians
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Xiao, Norah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2008
This article is based on services to library users in the area of chemistry at the Science and Engineering (S&E) Library of the University of Southern California (USC), to which I applied various new technologies as outreach approaches. Various Web 2.0 technologies such as a blog, tags, YouTube, RSS feeds, Instant Messaging, online…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Library Services, Users (Information)
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Strutin, Michal – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2008
In summer 2008, a small group of Santa Clara University librarians were charged with exploring ways of making online library research guides more user friendly and interactive. In order to know how to enhance our guides, we first asked the question, "What makes a research guide useful?" What follows is a detailed process of discovery.…
Descriptors: Library Research, Discovery Learning, Librarians, Academic Libraries