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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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Alvaro, Elsa; Brooks, Heather; Ham, Monica; Poegel, Stephanie; Rosencrans, Sarah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
The potential of librarians working in e-science, a term for using the Internet and other digital tools to facilitate scientific data collection, management, and sharing, has been the cause of much discussion. Many professionals agree that librarians could participate in or facilitate e-science tasks. This article explores what e-science…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Library Science, Internet
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Brazzeal, Bradley – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Wikipedia has been the subject of an increasing number of studies. Many of these have focused on the quality of Wikipedia articles and the use of Wikipedia by students. Little research has focused on the use of Wikipedia by scholars. This study helps to fill that gap by examining citations to Wikipedia in chemistry journals from three major…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Information Sources, Periodicals, Scholarship
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Prescod, Janette; Leach, Sandra; Mack, Thura – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Research librarians should be literate in locating government resources at both federal and state levels. Although assistance with policy research may not be as frequently requested as other subjects, librarians need to be knowledgeable in this subject area. Policy resources produced by federal and state legislative and executive agencies can be…
Descriptors: Fuels, Internet, Public Policy, Librarians
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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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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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Blake, Linda; Warner, Tim – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
After receiving a mini-grant for developing integrated information literacy programs, a Geography/Geology Department faculty member worked with the Science Librarian to embed information literacy in a cross-listed geology and geography course, Geog/Geol 455, Introduction to Remote Sensing. Planning for the revisions to the class started with…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Geography, Geology
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Tucci, Valerie K. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This study, the first phase of a multi-phase effort, was undertaken to assess and provide for the information needs of the Faculty of the Schools of Science and Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the digital age. The objectives of this phase were to: 1) gain an in-depth understanding of how computer science and engineering faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Needs
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Miller, Laura Newton – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This paper will focus on the citation analysis of graduate masters theses from Carleton University's Biology Department with implications for library collection management decisions. Twenty-five masters theses were studied to determine citation types and percentages, ranking of journals by frequency of citation and by number of authors citing, and…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Masters Theses, Biology, Periodicals
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Eckel, Edward J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Early in his career as an engineering librarian, the author saw plagiarism in completely black and white terms. However, digging into the scholarly literature, he finds ample evidence that there are other factors at work in student writing besides a lack of ethics or the intent to cheat. In this article, he briefly highlights some of these…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Healy, Annette M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Academic libraries support their universities' goals of developing and maintaining successful research programs. As the information landscape and researcher practices change, recognition of the library's role in supporting research may be diminishing. This article will explore some aspects of the academic research enterprise and identify…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Marketing
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Petzold, Jacquelyn; Winterman, Brian; Montooth, Kristi – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
In order to integrate library instruction seamlessly into an introductory biology course, two librarians collaborated with a biology faculty member to create a three-part series of instruction sessions known as the Science Seeker. The Science Seeker taught students about the structure of scientific information by tracing the path that discoveries…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Leonard, Michelle F.; Haas, Stephanie C.; Kisling, Vernon N. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
As academic libraries are increasingly supported by a matrix of database functions, the use of data mining and visualization techniques offer significant potential for future collection development and service initiatives based on quantifiable data. While data collection techniques are still not standardized and results may be skewed because of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Bibliometrics, Data Analysis
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Butkovich, Nancy J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
In 2002, plans to merge Penn State's Physical Sciences Library and Mathematics Library provoked a controversy in the Eberly College of Science over the size of the library needed to support its departments. The College contended that a physical collection no more than 5 years old was adequate. A study of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics,…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Sciences, Electronic Libraries, Information Retrieval
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