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Lewis, Abbey B. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The CRAAP Test (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose), is a popular tool among academic librarians for instructing students in resource evaluation. Its applicability to web-based information makes it particularly useful for students as they think about information they encounter both inside and outside of scholastic settings. However,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Library Instruction, Information Sources, Evaluation Criteria
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Barkley, Meg – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Online tutorials are a way many librarians connect with students. The main benefit is the ability to reach more students than traditional face-to-face instruction sessions. In 2016, the Life & Health Sciences Librarian received instruction session requests for a freshman biology lab to teach students how to search for articles and use proper…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Tutorial Programs, Library Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Phillips, Margaret; Zwicky, Dave – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
How might engineering technology students make use of patent information in the engineering design process? Librarians analyzed team project reports and personal reflections created by students in an undergraduate mechanical engineering technology design course, revealing that the students used patents to consider the patentability of their ideas,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Design
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Blackburn, Heidi; Dere, Ashlee – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Science is a core discipline in academia yet the focus of most undergraduate technical writing is generally on the data and results, not the literature review. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) librarian and a new geology professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) collaborated to develop an information literacy…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, STEM Education, Librarians
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Bond, Jeffrey D. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The published literature on information literacy in mathematics is relatively sparse. This article explores the current state of information literacy initiatives in undergraduate mathematics. The authors survey academic librarians (n = 118) who liaise with mathematics departments in order to gain an understanding of their practices and attitudes…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Academic Libraries
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Maddison, Tasha – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
This case study explores the use of flipped teaching in three different undergraduate engineering courses, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of class size and how it affects the delivery of information literacy instruction as observed through student engagement and the perceived helpfulness of the instruction. A flipped classroom was…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Engineering Education, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Waters, Natalie – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
This paper describes the implementation of a poster assignment in a writing and information literacy course required for undergraduate Life Sciences and Environmental Biology majors with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University. The assignment was introduced in response to weaknesses identified through course…
Descriptors: Assignments, Visual Aids, Information Literacy, Writing Instruction
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Peters, Marion C. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
"Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates: The Elements of Information Literacy", (2012-) now in its second edition and available as a Wikibook since 2012, resulted from collaboration by chemistry librarians participating in several professional organizations. Sections covering a) the library and scientific literature and b)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Chemistry, Science Education
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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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Zilinski, Lisa D.; Sapp Nelson, Megan; Van Epps, Amy S. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
Undergraduate STEM students are increasingly expected to have some data use skills upon graduation, whether they pursue post-graduate education or move into industry. This project was an initial foray into the application of data information literacy competencies to training undergraduate students to identify markers of data and information…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Skill Development, Undergraduate Students, Information Literacy
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Hartman, Patricia; Newhouse, Renae; Perry, Valerie – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
The train-the-trainer model has great potential for expanding information literacy programs without placing undue burden on already overextended librarians; it is surprisingly underused in academic libraries. At the University of Kentucky, we employed this model to create a new information literacy program in an introductory biology lab. We…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Information Literacy, Sustainability, Trainers
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Mandernach, Meris A.; Shorish, Yasmeen; Reisner, Barbara A. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
As information continues to evolve over time, the information literacy expectations for chemistry students also change. This article examines transformations to an undergraduate chemistry course that focuses on chemical literature and information literacy and is co-taught by a chemistry professor and a chemistry librarian. This article also…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Delivery Systems, Chemistry, Educational Development
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Gregory, Kathleen – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
Active learning is a hallmark of the traditional science laboratory class, making it a natural place for librarians to integrate active information literacy instruction. The course structure of science lab classes, particularly large entry-level undergraduate classes, can make the logistics of such integration a challenge. This paper presents two…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Integrated Activities, Science Laboratories, College Science
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Salisbury, Lutishoor; Laincz, Jozef; Smith, Jeremy J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many academic libraries and publishers have developed mobile-optimized versions of their web sites and catalogs. Almost all database vendors and major journal publishers have provided a way to connect to their resources via the Internet and the mobile web. In light of this pervasive use of the Internet, mobile devices and social networking, this…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Academic Libraries, Internet
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Shannon, Sarah; Winterman, Brian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Primary literature is our main mode of communication in the sciences. As such, it is important for our undergraduates in the discipline to learn how to read primary literature. Incorporating primary literature into undergraduate science courses is often difficult because students are unprepared to comprehend primary articles. Learning to read and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Assignments, Scientific Methodology, Pattern Recognition
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