publication . Article . 2006

What Can Students’ Bibliographies Tell Us? Evidence Based Information Skills

Fei Yu; Jan Sullivan; Leith Woodall;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2006 Journal: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, volume 1, issue 2, pages 12-22
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
Abstract
<b>Objective</b> ‐ This project sought to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses in locating, retrieving, and citing information in order to deliver information skills workshops more effectively. <br><b>Methods</b> ‐ Bibliographies submitted from first‐year engineering and second‐ and fourthyear chemical engineering students’ project reports were analysed for the number of items cited, the variety of items cited, and the correct use of citation style. The topics of the project reports were also reviewed to see the relationships between the topics and the items cited. <br><b>Results</b> ‐ The results show that upper level students cited more items in total t...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: GeneralLiterature_REFERENCE(e.g.,dictionaries,encyclopedias,glossaries)ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Students, Information Literacy, Engineering, Bibliographic Instruction, lcsh:Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, lcsh:Z
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