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Digital Research Proficiency In Information And Communication Technology Skills Employed By Secretarial Staff And Business Teachers In Day-To-Day Administration And Training In Secondary Schools, Honesta Chidiebere Anorue, Ogenyi Ochehe, Maureen Anayo Madu Nov 2022

Digital Research Proficiency In Information And Communication Technology Skills Employed By Secretarial Staff And Business Teachers In Day-To-Day Administration And Training In Secondary Schools, Honesta Chidiebere Anorue, Ogenyi Ochehe, Maureen Anayo Madu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Not only does Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have the potential to increase the efficacy and efficiency of teaching and learning, it also has the potential to lessen administrative obligations. This study investigates the extent to which secretarial staff and business teachers use of digital research proficiency in information and communication technology skills in their day-to-day interactions in secondary schools in Benue State. Specifically, a descriptive survey research approach was used for this investigation.The study tested four hypotheses and answered four research questions at 0. 05 level of significance. The study's population was 53 respondents that comprised 38 business teachers …


Mckee Library Hosts Campus Research Day, Bethany Howard Apr 2022

Mckee Library Hosts Campus Research Day, Bethany Howard

Achieve

This article details McKee Library's first in-person Campus Research Day since the pandemic lockdowns.


Source Evaluation Strategies For The Misinformation Age, Allison I. Faix Apr 2021

Source Evaluation Strategies For The Misinformation Age, Allison I. Faix

South Carolina Libraries

This article provides a summary of recent criticisms of checklist approaches to source evaluation to build a fuller picture of the issues involved with relying on checklists and factors that have increased the complexity of evaluating sources in the misinformation age. It then looks at new source evaluation strategies and methods which can be used by teachers and librarians to better prepare students for the internet realities they now face in their academic and personal online research.


The Future Of Law Libraries, Tina M. Brooks, Franklin L. Runge, Beau Steenken Aug 2016

The Future Of Law Libraries, Tina M. Brooks, Franklin L. Runge, Beau Steenken

Law Faculty Popular Media

Law libraries are filed with the rules that govern our society, thoughtful scholars, conscientious lawyers, some hard working students, and some procrastinating students. In the past, this required libraries to collect hardbound volumes and loose leafs. Today, the collection is beginning to give way to research platforms filed with those same, or similar, materials and then some; much of the primary legal documentation is even freely available on the web.

While the physical footprint of the library may be smaller as a result of this transition, the amount of legal information that researchers have access to has grown exponentially. We …


Book Review. Locating U.S. Government Information Handbook, 3rd Ed. By E. Herman And T. Belniak, Jennifer Morgan Jan 2016

Book Review. Locating U.S. Government Information Handbook, 3rd Ed. By E. Herman And T. Belniak, Jennifer Morgan

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Google Vs. The Library (Part Iii): Assessing The Quality Of Sources Found By Undergraduates, Helen Georgas Jan 2015

Google Vs. The Library (Part Iii): Assessing The Quality Of Sources Found By Undergraduates, Helen Georgas

Publications and Research

This study assesses and compares the quality of sources found by undergraduate students when doing research using both Google and a library (federated) search tool. Thirty undergraduates were asked to find four sources (one book, two articles, and one additional source of their choosing) related to a selected research topic. Students used both Google and a federated search (resource discovery) tool to find material they believed to be relevant. Each source was evaluated for topic relevance, authority, appropriateness, and date, and assigned a total quality score. Results showed that the books found via Google were slightly higher quality than those …


Indiana's Government Information Day Focuses On Change, Access & Continuity, Jennifer Morgan, Sally Holterhoff Jan 2015

Indiana's Government Information Day Focuses On Change, Access & Continuity, Jennifer Morgan, Sally Holterhoff

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Google Vs. The Library (Part Ii): Student Search Patterns And Behaviors When Using Google And A Federated Search Tool, Helen Georgas Jan 2014

Google Vs. The Library (Part Ii): Student Search Patterns And Behaviors When Using Google And A Federated Search Tool, Helen Georgas

Publications and Research

This study examines the information-seeking behavior of undergraduate students within a research context. Student searches were recorded while the participants used Google and a library (federated) search tool to find sources (one book, two articles, and one other source of their choosing) for a selected topic. The undergraduates in this study believed themselves to be skilled researchers, but their search queries and behaviors did not support this belief. Students did not examine their topics to identify keywords and related terms. They relied heavily on the language presented to them via the list of research topics and performed natural language or …


Just The Facts, Ma’Am: Make The Web Your Investigative Partner, Anne Burnett Mar 2009

Just The Facts, Ma’Am: Make The Web Your Investigative Partner, Anne Burnett

Presentations

The web is a handy investigative tool, allowing a researcher to obtain information about persons, property and things. One can find email addresses, home addresses, telephone numbers, criminal records, military service information, property records, vital statistics information, photographs and more. This information may help locate a missing heir, reveal useful information about a potential expert witness, confirm the legitimacy of a business, determine who owns a piece of property or expose the litigious nature of a potential client. The focus in these program materials is on free resources, but I also cover a few fee-based services that can be accessed …


The Impact Of Digital Reference On Librarians And Library Users, Carol Tenopir, Lisa Ennis Nov 1998

The Impact Of Digital Reference On Librarians And Library Users, Carol Tenopir, Lisa Ennis

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

University reference librarians report a variety of effects, both positive and negative, from the rapid and widespread adoption of electronic media during the last decades. Heightened expectations from students and, to a lesser degree, from faculty are noticed by many librarians. Partly because of media hype about the wonders of the Internet and the ubiquity of the World Wide Web, students expect to be able to answer every question and do every research project online. One major impact of electronic services is the growing need for user instruction. Part of the problem is that there are still many students with …


The Top Fives: An Internet Pathfinder For Law Librarians, Yolanda Patrice Jones Jan 1995

The Top Fives: An Internet Pathfinder For Law Librarians, Yolanda Patrice Jones

Journal Publications

Many law librarians are currently beginning to explore the Internet as a source of legal information. One of the most frequently asked questions after one gets an Interet connection is "Where do I go from here?" The following pathfinder is a list of what I consider to be the most important resources which will lead the legal researcher to the widest possible amount of legal information on the Internet. This list is purely subjective, and certainly not complete. I tried to stick to the 'top five' format as much as possible, but every so often I couldn't help myself from …