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Bierman, James – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study examines the indexing of open access journals in the engineering disciplines. The sample used in this study was generated from a title listing pulled from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) in late 2013. Indexing data from four prominent commercial databases in the discipline, Compendex, Web of Science, Inspec, and Scopus,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Engineering, Indexing
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Hendrigan, Holly – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Awareness of faculty research interests is an important aspect of a subject librarian's responsibilities. This paper illustrates the potential of Voyant Tools, an application in wide use among digital humanities researchers, to reveal word patterns in the research output of applied science faculty. A corpus of recent article citations from Web of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Humanities, Library Science
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Fullington, Lee Ann; Torres, Alexandra – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Though library science internships for undergraduates are not as well documented as those for MLIS students, internships for undergraduates can be impactful for both the intern and the library. Undergraduate students have firsthand, immersive experience with their major curriculum, and this expertise can benefit science librarians making…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Stapleton, Suzanne C.; Royster, Melody; Bharti, Neelam; Birch, Stephanie; Bossart, Jean; Butts, Shannon; Tobin Cataldo, Tara; Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Minson, Valrie; Putnam, Samuel R.; Yip, Christine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Motivated by a desire to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, librarians at the Marston Science Library (Marston) at the University of Florida (UF) developed Girls Tech Camp (GTC), a summer camp designed to introduce middle-school girls to creative technologies used in these fields. This week-long…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Librarians, STEM Education
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Rowley, Erin M.; Wagner, A. Ben – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Industry standards are used in many disciplines, including science and technology areas. To date, little research has been conducted regarding the citing of standards in scholarly publications. The aim of this study was to answer two questions: Are standards being cited in scholarly publications? And, if so, what are the characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Scholarship, Publishing Industry, Standards
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Williams, Sarah C.; Farrell, Shannon L.; Kerby, Erin E.; Kocher, Megan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study involved a thorough examination of attitudes and opinions of agricultural researchers toward open access publishing and data sharing. Utilizing the results of the Ithaka S+R Agriculture Research Support Services project, we reanalyzed our institutional interview transcripts and synthesized information from the project's publicly…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Attitudes, Access to Information, Researchers
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Boice, Jocelyn – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Researchers in conservation biology and other non-medical fields are adopting systematic review as a research methodology. Since this methodology requires extensive and well-documented literature searching, it is beneficial for information professionals to understand disciplinary developments in its use. This article investigates trends in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biology, Literature Reviews, Research Methodology
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Jankowski, Amy; Sawyer, Yadéeh E. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
The University Libraries at the University of New Mexico reconfigured their established library instruction program for biology as part of a broader grant-funded essential-skills workshop series for STEM students. This initiative standardized supplementary instruction through seven inperson and online workshops delivered to students through the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Biology, Student Attitudes, Workshops
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Pasek, Judith E.; Mayer, Jennifer – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Research data management is a prominent and evolving consideration for the academic community, especially in scientific disciplines. This research study surveyed 131 graduate students and 79 faculty members in the sciences at two public doctoral universities to determine the importance, knowledge, and interest levels around research data…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Doctoral Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Doty, Chris; Majors, Kristan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to identify science library trends at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Our recent count found 69% of all ARL academic institutions have at least one science library. Comparing our data to a 2010 study of American ARL institutions, the number of science libraries at…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Lantz, Catherine; Dempsey, Paula R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Results from focus groups with 23 second- and third-year biology students revealed gradual gains in information literacy (IL) abilities and dispositions needed for them to join the community of scientific practice as laid out in the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." Students were consumers of information and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Strategies, Biology, Undergraduate Students
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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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