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Glisson, Lane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article describes a discussion-based approach for teaching college students to identify the characteristics of ethical journalism and scholarly writing, by comparing fake news with credible information in a strategically planned slideshow. Much has been written on the need to instruct our students about disinformation. This librarian shares a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Ethics, Journalism Education
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Ostenson, Jonathan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
The growing importance of the Internet in our society requires that university graduates be skilled in critical evaluation of the messages and sources present in the online world. Traditional efforts to teach these skills have relied on specific, checklist-like tools; recently, these approaches have rightly come under criticism for being…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Sources, Check Lists, Information Skills
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Nutefall, Jennifer E.; Ryder, Phyllis Mentzell – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
Faculty and librarians agree on the qualities of a good research question. However, in an exploratory study, they differed on when students should develop their research question. While librarians stated that students should develop their question early, first-year writing faculty advocated for delaying the development of the research question.…
Descriptors: Student Research, Librarians, Library Instruction, College Faculty
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Wang, Rui – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
This study found that there were statistically significant differences in citation use and grades between students who took a library credit course and students who did not. The results of independent samples t-tests indicated that the student group that took a library credit course cited more scholarly resources, produced fewer incomplete…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Citations (References), Comparative Analysis, Library Skills
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Levine-Clark, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
In the spring of 2005, the University of Denver's Penrose Library conducted a survey of its users to determine their degree of awareness of electronic books, how and why they use them, and their level of satisfaction with the format. It is clear from vendor-supplied usage statistics that electronic books are used, but it is not clear how or why…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Materials, Libraries, College Faculty