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Facilitating Undergraduate Use of Subscription Research Databases

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Title:Facilitating Undergraduate Use of Subscription Research Databases
Authors:Dudley, Joseph
Author Affiliation:Joseph M. Dudley - Bryant & Stratton College
Date Issued:2011
Abstract:Subscription research databases provide undergraduates with roundthe-clock access to high quality research articles from scholarly peer-reviewed publications and conference papers which they can use as sources in class research projects. However, research shows that students continue to utilize material from the free Web, discovered via search tools such as Yahoo and Google. This paper will review selected research into student use of subscription research databases and then present strategies developed at Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland Downtown campus to effectively educate undergraduate students in the use of these databases by creating subject-specific handouts which are emailed directly to students, presenting jargon-free step-by-step instructions during targeted bibliographic instructions sessions, and providing individualized assistance when students are working with databases during the research process.
Pages/Duration:6 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: TCC 2011 Proceedings

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