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Sterner, Elizabeth – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
scite is a startup based in Brooklyn, New York, and funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health. With scite, researchers can use "smart citations" to see the context, the location, and the classifications of citation statements. This tool is a work in…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Research, Evidence, Vocabulary
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Zhang, Li; Li, Chen – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Researchers are increasingly using academic profile websites (APWs) to organize and showcase their research outputs. Using the faculty at the science departments of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada as the study object, this research explores how science researchers used four APWs: ResearchGate, Google Scholar Citations, Academia.edu, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers
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Phillips, Margaret; Huber, Sarah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
The goal of this webliography is to provide an introduction to standards resources for librarians that support post-secondary engineering and technology programs, as well as engineering and technology faculty members and students. It serves as a reference on standards collection development and integrating standards information literacy into…
Descriptors: Librarians, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Engineering Education
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Musser, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Research communications today are largely conducted by digital means. At this time, however, only a small percentage of these digital communiques are archived and preserved for future use. This article provides an overview of the challenge of this digital grey literature, a brief overview of digital archiving, and the role librarians and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Role, Librarians, Researchers
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Harrington, Eileen G. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The purpose of this webliography is to provide an overview of STEM education in the U.S. It provides easy access to research and best practices in the field, as well as specific programs, activities, and lesson plans that formal and informal educators can implement. The webliography also includes links to advocacy programs and resources for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Internet, Web Sites, Annotated Bibliographies
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Wang, Ting; Vezenov, Dmitri V.; Simboli, Brian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
This paper discusses use of the wiki software Confluence to organize research group activities and lab resources. Confluence can serve as an electronic lab notebook (ELN), as well as an information management and collaboration tool. The article provides a case study in how researchers can use wiki software in "home-grown" fashion to…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Research Administration, Student Research, Courseware
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Gunapala, Nirmala – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
Academic libraries seek to play a central role in supporting the research enterprise on their campuses. Postdoctoral scholars ("postdocs") make substantial contributions to academic research and are an important group toward which services can be marketed. They are also difficult to find on many campuses, with some studies referring to…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Postdoctoral Education, Researchers, Scientific Research
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Leatherman, Carrie C.; Eckel, Edward J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Nearly every commercial database that covers natural sciences and engineering offers some type of current awareness (CA) service that provides regular updates to users on current literature in a selected field of interest. Current awareness services include e-mail alerts, tables of contents, and RSS feeds. This study was designed to find out what…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Researchers
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Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This article reports the results of a case study in which an experimental wiki knowledge base was designed, developed, and tested by the Brill Science Library at Miami University for an undergraduate engineering senior capstone project. The wiki knowledge base was created to determine if the science library could enhance the engineering literature…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Research Tools, Test Results, Research Libraries
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Zhang, Yuening; Beckman, Roger – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
An e-book usage survey was sent through departmental mailing lists to the graduate students, scientists and faculty members of the Chemistry Department and Biology Department of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). Several faculty members, scientists and graduates students from the Chemistry Department and Biology Department were also contacted…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Surveys
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Fowler, Kristine K. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This article reports research mathematicians' attitudes about and activity in specific scholarly communication areas, as captured in a 2010 survey of more than 600 randomly-selected mathematicians worldwide. Key findings include: (1) Most mathematicians have papers in the arXiv, but posting to their own web pages remains more common; (2) A third…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Higher Education, Mathematics
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Henninger, Jessamyn; Aber, Susan Ward – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Systems Architects and Information Technology administrators working in higher education help faculty, staff, and student computer users. Yet, who helps them? What resources do these professionals value? A case study was conducted using purposeful sampling and data collection through electronic interview to gather the preferred information-seeking…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Administrators, Higher Education, Resources
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MacMillan, Don – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
This case study describes an information literacy lab for an undergraduate biology course that leads students through a range of resources to discover aspects of genetic information. The lab provides over 560 students per semester with the opportunity for hands-on exploration of resources in steps that simulate the pathways of higher-level…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Information Literacy, Scientific and Technical Information
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Kolah, Debra; Fosmire, Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Librarians at Rice and Purdue Universities created novel assignments to teach students important information literacy skills. The assignments required the students to use a third-party web site, PageFlakes and NetVibes, respectively, to create a dynamically updated portal to information they needed for their research and class projects. The use of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Assignments, Graduate Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Williamson, Jeanine M.; Han, Lee D.; Colon-Aguirre, Monica – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
The study examined the extent of cross-disciplinarity in nanotechnology and transportation engineering research. Researchers in these two fields were determined from the web sites of the U.S. News and World Report top 100 schools in civil engineering and materials science. Web of Science searches for 2006 and 2007 articles were obtained and the…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library Services
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