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Cataldo, Tara Tobin; Langer, Kailey; Buhler, Amy G.; Putnam, Samuel R.; Elrod, Rachael; Faniel, Ixchel M.; Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Cyr, Christopher; Brannon, Brittany; Valenza, Joyce Kasman; Hood, Erin M.; Graff, Randy A. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This paper explores how students judge scientific news resources, as they might find through a Google search. The data were collected as part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded project. Students used a simulated search engine that ensured study participants found the same search results while seeking information for a…
Descriptors: News Media, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Two Year College Students
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Gowen, Elise – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Science curricula in academic settings increasingly emphasize the importance of fostering students' science communication skills through coursework and projects. One technique used to build students' multimedia communication skills is digital storytelling. Digital storytelling allows students to tell a subjective story that engages an audience's…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Role, Story Telling
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Gainey, Melanie A.; Bharti, Neelam; Marsteller, Matthew R.; Wang, Huajin; Young, Sarah; Melville, Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy presents opportunities for moving beyond 'one-shot' information literacy sessions and creating a more scaffolded and embedded approach for instruction. We collaborated with faculty at [institution name] to create Framework-inspired information literacy learning objectives for first-year and third-year…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Salami, Malik Oyewale; Olatokun, Wole Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The authors analyzed 21,005 citations from 124 Ph.D. theses submitted to ten departments in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, in Nigeria, during the period 2006 to 2013. The overall analysis of the cited information sources revealed that journals (67.6%) were the most cited sources, followed by books/monographs (13.6%), and conference…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries
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Wiley, Christie A.; Kerby, Erin E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The authors conducted six focus group semi-structured interviews consisting of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in order to understand their roles within research groups and their ability to manage research data. More specifically, participants…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups
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Sherriff, Graham; Gjeltema, Micah – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Advice for librarians' professional development sometimes includes encouragement to attend classes, but the benefits for STEM librarians have not been well defined. This article describes a study in which engineering librarians at the University of Vermont and Montana Tech of the University of Montana observed class sessions across first-year…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, Special Libraries
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Ritchie, Stephanie M.; Young, Lauren M.; Sigman, Jessica – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Agricultural researchers and science librarians must understand which research literature databases provide the most comprehensive coverage of agricultural subjects to support their inquiries. Once the domain of a few specialized databases, agricultural research literature is now covered by broad, multidisciplinary databases. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bibliographic Databases, Scientific and Technical Information, Agriculture
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Cusker, Jeremy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
In 2012, this author published a paper describing a method for using the raw data from Web of Science to examine the journals cited by any given group of researchers and then compare that list to lists of 'top journals' of similar disciplines. It was not a straightforward method to use and required a great deal of effort and spreadsheet work by a…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Bibliometrics, Evaluation Methods
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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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Farrell, Shannon L.; Kelly, Julia Ann – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Describing, preserving, and providing access to data is now the purview of many science librarians, although the emphasis has been on data in electronic format. Data in paper or analog format might be found in many places around our campuses. At the University of Minnesota we conducted a preliminary investigation of analog data through discussions…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Data, Archives
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Flaxbart, David – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
A citation analysis of chemistry PhD dissertations at the University of Texas at Austin yielded data on how often graduate students cite books in their bibliographies, and on the characteristics of the books cited, in terms of age and local ownership. The analysis examined samples of dissertations selected from five discrete years--1988, 2006,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Citation Analysis, Chemistry, Books
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Wallace, Martin; Reinman, Suzanne – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Patent and Trademark Resource Centers are located in libraries throughout the U.S., with 43 being in academic libraries. With the importance of incorporating a knowledge of intellectual property (IP) and patent research in university curricula nationwide, this study developed and evaluated a partnership program to increase the understanding of IP…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Resource Centers, Academic Libraries
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Tran, Ngoc-Yen; Chan, Emily K. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
With limited campus resources for faculty scholarship, the College of Science (CoS) at San José State University (SJSU) developed scholarly output metrics as a way to add a quantitative component to the distribution of funds, to ensure objectivity, and to reward proven researchers. To support CoS's efforts to identify and quantify science faculty…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Case Studies, Faculty Publishing, Scholarship
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Sloane, Mary Ellen; Quintel, Denise FitzGerald; Groves, Christy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Many academic librarians are revising their instructional practice to integrate ACRL's "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." The authors collaborated with science faculty to develop and pilot lesson plans with learning goals derived from the "Framework." We implemented the lesson plans in both…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Partnerships in Education, Lesson Plans
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