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Janis Joyce Shearer – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
Academic and research libraries historically lack intentional engagement with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. This scoping review examines how academic and research library literature address social justice issues by engaging BIPOC with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or medicine (STEMM) disciplines in…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, STEM Education, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries
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Kari D. Weaver; Kate Mercer; Stephanie Mutch – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
This paper explores the connection between critical theory, information evaluation, and the instructional practice of critique for STEM students and librarian instructors. Using an emerging theory and instructional method, the authors examine how to more deeply include voices that have historically been excluded from STEM information critique. The…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, STEM Education, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Ayers, Meredith – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Microsoft Academic (MA) claims to be an academic search engine that uses knowledge discovery, machine learning, and semantic inference to help users search for scholarly information in new and better ways. However, this is not the first iteration of Microsoft Academic. Since its debut in 2004 as Microsoft Academic Search (MAS) (Ortega &…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Computer Software Evaluation, Research, Information Retrieval
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Pasek, Judith E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Sharing scientific research data has become increasingly important for knowledge advancement in today's networked, digital world. This article describes the evolution of access to United States government information in relation to scientific research funded by federal grants. It analyzes the data sharing policy of the National Science Foundation,…
Descriptors: Grants, Data, Information Management, Scientific Research
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Kuglitsch, Rebecca; Bordeaux, Julia R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
In this paper, we explore how librarians can teach students to deconstruct the concept of authority using questions and considering contextual needs in STEM fields. We argue that examining the complexities of common signifiers of authority, such as peer review, citation rates, and types of sources, as well as exploring contextual factors such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Library Instruction
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Dunn, Linda K.; Xie, Shiyi – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
How can academic libraries ensure their standards collections meet the teaching and research needs of science and engineering faculties? Nowadays, most academic libraries face financial constraints that greatly impact collection development. This article documents an academic library's experience with standards collections and the investigation…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Cohen, Cynthia M.; Cheney, Liz; Duong, Khue; Lea, Ben; Unno, Zoe Pettway – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for nonexpert volunteers to contribute to and become personally invested in rigorous scientific research. Academic libraries, aiming to promote and provide tools and resources to master scientific and information literacy, can support these efforts. While few examples…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Citizen Participation, Science Education, Academic Libraries
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Torrence, Matt – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The literature, activities, and resource needs of engineering students and faculty provide insight into a demographic that is often among the early-adopters of new technologies, tools, and methods of sharing information. Despite the often non-bibliographic nature of their research efforts, there are numerous elements of the traditional service…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Marketing
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Maddison, Tasha; Beneteau, Donna; Sokoloski, Brandy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
This case study describes the use of flipped teaching for information literacy instruction in a new course, "Drill, Blast, and Excavate GeoE 498," within the mining option for geological engineering (GeoE) students. These students will enter the mining industry with less discipline-specific knowledge than a student that graduated with a…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Information Literacy, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Scalfani, Vincent F.; Sahib, Josh – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
The appearance of 3D printers in university libraries opens many opportunities for advancing outreach, teaching, and research programs. The University of Alabama (UA) Libraries recently adopted 3D printing technology and maintains an open access 3D Printing Studio. The Studio consists of a 3D printer, multiple 3D design workstations, and other…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Academic Libraries, Universities
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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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Barnett, Philip; Lascar, Claudia – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
The current journal titles in earth and atmospheric sciences, that are unique to each of two databases, Web of Science and Scopus, were identified using different methods. Comparing by subject category shows that Scopus has hundreds of unique titles, and Web of Science just 16. The titles unique to each database have low SCImago Journal Rank…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Periodicals, Science Materials, Bibliographic Databases
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Gilmour, Ron; Cobus-Kuo, Laura – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Reference management (RM) software is widely used by researchers in the health and natural sciences. Librarians are often called upon to provide support for these products. The present study compares four prominent RMs: CiteULike, RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero, in terms of features offered and the accuracy of the bibliographies that they…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Computer Software, Citations (References), Bibliographies
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Wirth, Andrea A.; Mellinger, Margaret – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Using citation analysis, the authors examined the journals cited in theses and dissertations over the first five years of the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University. These journal titles were compared to the titles predicted as being important in the 2003 Oregon State University Libraries new program (Category I) review. A…
Descriptors: Water, Doctoral Dissertations, Research Libraries, Periodicals
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Walker, Shannon – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
What might motivate someone with a natural science degree to forgo the lab and pursue a non-traditional career in librarianship? Are there differences between LIS graduates with and without a science degree that might impact recruitment strategies? An analysis of data from a longitudinal career study, "Workforce Issues in Library and…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Schools, Graduates, Motivation
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