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Disciplinary Differences And Scholarly Literature: Discovery, Browsing, And Formats, Chad E. Buckley, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy Oct 2024

Disciplinary Differences And Scholarly Literature: Discovery, Browsing, And Formats, Chad E. Buckley, Rachel E. Scott, Anne Shelley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This study reports faculty experiences regarding the discovery of scholarly content, highlighting similarities and differences across a range of academic disciplines. The authors interviewed twenty-five faculty members at a public, high-research university in the Midwest to explore the intersections of discovery, browsing, and format from diverse disciplinary perspectives. Although most participants rely on similar discovery tools such as library catalogs and databases and Google Scholar, their discovery techniques varied according to the discipline and type of research being done. Browsing is not a standard method for discovery, but it is still done selectively and strategically by some scholars. Journal articles …


Introducing The Digital Scholarship Lab, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Rachel Scott Jan 2024

Introducing The Digital Scholarship Lab, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Rachel Scott

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Milner Library recently opened a Digital Scholarship Lab and invites the community to consider how it might inform their teaching and research. Developed with input from two interdisciplinary working groups, the lab provides a space, programming, and specialized software and equipment for those interested in applying digital methods to their research and learning. The speakers will highlight some of the capabilities of the lab and invite your questions about integrating the space into your instruction and research. The session will bring together scholars with an interest in learning more about and engaging in digital scholarship, extending the community of practice …


Law Library Blog (January 2024): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2024

Law Library Blog (January 2024): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Indexes: The Heart Of Research, Laura M. Ladwig, Jamey M. Wilkes, Lori Thornton, Sarah Wessel Dec 2023

Indexes: The Heart Of Research, Laura M. Ladwig, Jamey M. Wilkes, Lori Thornton, Sarah Wessel

The Christian Librarian

This article, originally a presentation at ACL’s 2023 conference, will delineate the enduring value of indexes for librarians and researchers alike, giving some examples of how indexes have evolved in a technology-driven age.


Towards Agile Academia: An Approach To Scientific Paper Writing Inspired By Software Engineering, Tyler Procko Oct 2023

Towards Agile Academia: An Approach To Scientific Paper Writing Inspired By Software Engineering, Tyler Procko

Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses

The construction of scientific papers is performed in service of the greater scientific community. This iterative process is, in effect, an academic economy, where all members benefit from well-written papers. However, many published scientific papers are poorly written; they often lack sufficient detail to allow replication, there is improper usage of citations or a lack of regard to relevant work, reporting is vague or without linked empirical data to allow verification, figures do not correspond to text or are non-sensical, literary elements, e.g., bulleted lists, are used ineffectively, formatting renders certain sections unreadable, and grammatical errors abound. The issues of …


Beyond Misinformation: The Misrepresentation And Misappropriation Of Research, Winn W. Wasson Sep 2023

Beyond Misinformation: The Misrepresentation And Misappropriation Of Research, Winn W. Wasson

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The contemporary information landscape has produced numerous incidents of researchers having their research misunderstood, misrepresented, or misappropriated—or worse, being subjected to intimidation and harassment—by individuals or groups who seek to cherry-pick evidence in support of ideological agendas or who wish to suppress evidence that counters those same agendas. While the covid-19 pandemic elevated these tactics in their frequency, visibility, and intensity, this phenomenon did not start or end with the pandemic. To help prepare current and future researchers for the possibility that their research might be misrepresented, misappropriated, or politicized in other ways by ideologically motivated individuals or groups, Syracuse …


Key Library Resources: Graduate Students, Raquel Estrada Aug 2023

Key Library Resources: Graduate Students, Raquel Estrada

Library Display Posters

No abstract provided.


She Is An Expert In This Research Field: The Signal Of Recent Publications' Relevance, Gil Zeevi, Osnat Mokryn Jul 2023

She Is An Expert In This Research Field: The Signal Of Recent Publications' Relevance, Gil Zeevi, Osnat Mokryn

Northeast Journal of Complex Systems (NEJCS)

Assessing the expertise of researchers has garnered increased interest recently. This heightened focus arises from the growing emphasis on interdisciplinary science and the subsequent need to form expert teams. When forming these teams, the coordinators need to assess expertise in fields that are often very different from theirs. The conventional reliance on signals of success, prestige, and academic impact can unintentionally perpetuate biases within the assessment process. This traditional approach favors senior researchers and those affiliated with prestigious institutions, potentially overlooking talented individuals from underrepresented backgrounds or institutions. This paper addresses the challenge of determining expertise by proposing a methodology …


Ms 088 Guide To John L. Decker, Md Papers (1931-1992), John L. Decker (1921-2000) Jul 2023

Ms 088 Guide To John L. Decker, Md Papers (1931-1992), John L. Decker (1921-2000)

Manuscript Finding Aids

The papers of John L. Decker, MD primarily document his work at the National Institute of Health (NIH) as well as his involvment in professional organizations. His travel to and participation in conferences, lectures, and professional committees make up a significant portion of the papers. The papers mostly correspond to Decker's stint at the NIH, 1965-1990. However some date as far back as 1931 and as late as 1992. See more at MS 088.


Lived Experiences Of Academic Librarians Of Color: A Bibliography, Jody Condit Fagan Jun 2023

Lived Experiences Of Academic Librarians Of Color: A Bibliography, Jody Condit Fagan

Libraries

The scholarship in this bibliography offers wisdom for all academic library workers about the experiences of academic librarians of color. My initial purpose in exploring the literature was to combat my own ignorance and to help me be a better colleague to non-white librarians in predominantly white academic institutions. These works also inform diversity, equity, and inclusion programming in academic libraries, especially when primarily theory-based approaches might fall flat for a given audience.

I have tried to provide links to open access full-text where possible. Where a book chapter has no open access online, I provide a link to the …


Indices Of Research Visibility Of Library And Information Science Professionals In Imo State., Adaora Udo-Anyanwu, Kelechi Ibegbulem Ph.D, Patience Asuzu Ph.D Jun 2023

Indices Of Research Visibility Of Library And Information Science Professionals In Imo State., Adaora Udo-Anyanwu, Kelechi Ibegbulem Ph.D, Patience Asuzu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study investigated relationship issues in research visibility of Library and Information Science professionals in Imo State. It examined the indices for measuring research visibility of library and information science professionals; and established the relationships between use of research databases, academic networking sites, institutional repository, social media and research visibility of library and information science professionals. The study adopted correlational research design. The population of the study was 228 Library and Information Science professionals in Imo State which was also used as the sample. However, 152 copies of submitted instrument were used for the study. The instrument for data …


Improving Pubmed For The Novice At The Expense Of The Expert: Surveying Librarians 3 Years Post-New Pubmed, Tim Kenny Mls, Heather Kemp Mlis May 2023

Improving Pubmed For The Novice At The Expense Of The Expert: Surveying Librarians 3 Years Post-New Pubmed, Tim Kenny Mls, Heather Kemp Mlis

Maine Medical Center

Background: In 2019 PubMed, the publically accessible search interface for the MEDLINE database underwent a user interface update and overhaul. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed, a literature database developed and maintained by the NLM National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)” (National Library of Medicine, 2022).

Methods: Using a brief web-based survey, comprised of both closed-ended and open-ended questions, health science library professionals provided feedback on the new PubMed.


Research Visibility Of Academic Librarians In Imo State: Factors, Strategies And Challenges., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Matilda C. Oduagwu Apr 2023

Research Visibility Of Academic Librarians In Imo State: Factors, Strategies And Challenges., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Matilda C. Oduagwu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

The study was carried out to investigate research visibility of academic librarians in Imo State: factors, strategies, and challenges. The study was guided by 5 research objectives. The researchers adopted descriptive research survey. The population of the study comprised of 155 academic librarians in 9 institutions of higher learning in Imo State. Both online and face to face questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Out of 155 copies of questionnaire distributed in both soft and hardcopies, 133 responses were received. The outcome of the study showed that the number of peer reviewed publications, citation for journal publications, …


Beyond Misinformation: Educating Our Campuses About The Misrepresentation And Misappropriation Of Research, Winn W. Wasson Apr 2023

Beyond Misinformation: Educating Our Campuses About The Misrepresentation And Misappropriation Of Research, Winn W. Wasson

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The contemporary information landscape has produced numerous incidents of researchers having their research misrepresented or misappropriated—or worse, being subjected to intimidation and harassment—by individuals or groups who seek to cherry-pick evidence in support of ideological agendas or who wish to suppress evidence that counters those same agendas. While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated these tactics in their frequency, visibility, and intensity, this phenomenon is by no means unique to the pandemic. Medievalists and Classicists have seen their research become politicized by white supremacists, and historians and archaeologists of ancient India have had to push back against religious nationalist narratives that …


Usage Of Electronic Information Resources (Eirs) For Improved Nursing Research And Health-Care Delivery In Nigeria, Bolaji David Oladokun, Abdulfatai Enehe Seidu, Humphrey I. Wiche Phd, Dauda Yahaya, Joseph Atule Mar 2023

Usage Of Electronic Information Resources (Eirs) For Improved Nursing Research And Health-Care Delivery In Nigeria, Bolaji David Oladokun, Abdulfatai Enehe Seidu, Humphrey I. Wiche Phd, Dauda Yahaya, Joseph Atule

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the usage of electronic information resources (EIRs) for improved nursing research and health-care delivery in Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population consisted of 120 nursing and midwifery students and 5 healthcare providers at Grimmard School of Nursing and Midwifery, Anyigba, Kogi State of Nigeria totalling 125. Five (5) research questions guided the conduct of this study. Analysis and discussion of the study were based on major findings of the study. The results revealed that, nursing and midwifery students sourced e-resources through online databases, smart phones, institutional repositories and search engines. The …


Ms 027 Guide To Felix Haas, Phd Papers (1937-1986), Felix Hass Feb 2023

Ms 027 Guide To Felix Haas, Phd Papers (1937-1986), Felix Hass

Manuscript Finding Aids

The collection is arranged in nine series, reflecting various dimensions of Dr. Haas' career. Within each series, files are primarily arranged alphabetically. See more at MS 027.


The Role Of Leadership Centers In Supporting Creativity, Innovation, And Scientific Research Development In University Libraries, Hanan Ahmed Farag, . Omaima Kamal El Din Gawish Jan 2023

The Role Of Leadership Centers In Supporting Creativity, Innovation, And Scientific Research Development In University Libraries, Hanan Ahmed Farag, . Omaima Kamal El Din Gawish

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study seeks to highlight the state of innovation, entrepreneurship, and ways to activate the innovation system, information institutions at the University of Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal through the general analysis of the services provided by the Agency for University Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Connecting Research To Policy And Practice: A Case Study Of A White Paper Collection In An Institutional Repository, Angela Hackstadt Jan 2023

Connecting Research To Policy And Practice: A Case Study Of A White Paper Collection In An Institutional Repository, Angela Hackstadt

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Clinical Inquiry Question Development Checklist, Roy E. Brown Jan 2023

Clinical Inquiry Question Development Checklist, Roy E. Brown

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

The Clinical Inquiry Question Development Checklist is a handout used in instructional sessions with nurses about the clinical inquiry process. This process includes evidence-based practice, performance improvement, and research. The revised handout contains information related to the performance improvement process and various other aspects of the clinical inquiry process.


The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram (Version 4), Roy E. Brown Jan 2023

The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram (Version 4), Roy E. Brown

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

The purpose of the diagram is to provide a clear understanding of the clinical inquiry process and to highlight the similarities and differences between research, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice. While it is not meant to be comprehensive, it serves as a tool to facilitate a shared understanding of when a particular question may lead to one of these three areas of clinical inquiry.

The author would like to acknowledge the following for their ideas and willingness to provide feedback to improve this latest version of the diagram.

  • Kady Martini, DNP, RN, EBP-CH, NEA-BC (The Ohio State University School of …


To Open Or Not To Open: Exploring Factors Influencing Faculty Engagement, Jessica Kirschner, Jose Alcaine, Sergio Chaparro, Nina Exner, Hillary Miller, Preeti Kamat Jan 2023

To Open Or Not To Open: Exploring Factors Influencing Faculty Engagement, Jessica Kirschner, Jose Alcaine, Sergio Chaparro, Nina Exner, Hillary Miller, Preeti Kamat

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Open practices enable increased access to scholarly outputs by removing financial, legal, and technological barriers. However, widespread faculty engagement is still low. Our interdisciplinary team undertook a pilot study to identify those barriers and evaluate their relative influence on faculty decisions to either publish in an open access journal or customize or create an open educational resource (OER). This study employed an explanatory sequential mixed method research design, featuring a web-based survey and follow-up interviews and focus groups to elaborate on responses. The team hopes to use the analyzed data to identify and recommend potential pathways to increase faculty engagement …


Open Educational Resources: Prospects And Challenges To Academic Staff In Two Private Universities In Delta State, Nigeria, Ivwighreghweta Oghenetega Dr., Esharedede Oghenedoro Gideon, Mr. Jan 2023

Open Educational Resources: Prospects And Challenges To Academic Staff In Two Private Universities In Delta State, Nigeria, Ivwighreghweta Oghenetega Dr., Esharedede Oghenedoro Gideon, Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Open educational resources (OER) are being utilised more often to support pedagogical objectives and learning requirements in higher education institutions all over the world. The OER: opportunities and difficulties for academic staff at private institutions in Delta State, Nigeria were the subject of this research. For this study, the descriptive research design was used. The goal of the research is to determine the extent of academic staff use of OERs, the reason for such usage, the advantages associated with that usage, and the obstacles that academic staff face in using OERs. The study's findings revealed that both institutions' academic staff …


Postgraduate Students’ Use Of Electronic Resources For Research Output In Federal University Libraries In The Southeast, Nigeria: Challenges And Strategies For Interventions., Loveth Ogoegbunam Ekwueme, Augustina Chinyere Chime Jan 2023

Postgraduate Students’ Use Of Electronic Resources For Research Output In Federal University Libraries In The Southeast, Nigeria: Challenges And Strategies For Interventions., Loveth Ogoegbunam Ekwueme, Augustina Chinyere Chime

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is an empirical study that examined the challenges facing postgraduate students’ use of Electronic Information Resources [EIRs] for research output in federal university libraries in the southeast, Nigeria. It employed a descriptive survey design. The population of the study was registered postgraduate students in five universities libraries in 2017/2018 academic year comprising of 1,522 users. Yaro Yamane formula was used in calculating the sample size for each stratum in order to have proportional representation. A sample size of 421 postgraduate students was selected and used for the study. Instrument for data collection was questionnaire constructed on a four-point …


Promoting Open Access Journals And Open Data To Your Scholarly Community For Maximum Impact, Barbara M. Pope Nov 2022

Promoting Open Access Journals And Open Data To Your Scholarly Community For Maximum Impact, Barbara M. Pope

Faculty Submissions

Open access journals and open data provide researchers with information that would otherwise be behind a paywall. Both are growing exponentially and are widely used and cited by scholars. However, not all open access journals are respected, peer reviewed publications and should be evaluated prior to submitting research. Open data repositories allow researchers to deposit their data to promote it and make it available for others to access and use. Getting the word out about scholarly research is fundamental to other researchers to access it, and augments the possibility of citations and altmetrics scores. Come to this presentation to hear …


Law Library Blog (November 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2022

Law Library Blog (November 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Research Competence Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools In South-West, Nigeria., Oluwaseyi Esther Afolabi, Opeyem Ebenezer Afolabi, Marcus Oladotun Aragbaye Sep 2022

Research Competence Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools In South-West, Nigeria., Oluwaseyi Esther Afolabi, Opeyem Ebenezer Afolabi, Marcus Oladotun Aragbaye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Research is an activity that brings about new discoveries and in order to perform it, competence is required. However, studies on research competence are a seldom area that needs more attention. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the research competence of postgraduate students in library schools in South-west, Nigeria. The peculiarity of this study is that research competence was sub-divided into three (3) different areas comprising: research knowledge, research skills, and research attitude. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The study covered one hundred and sixty-one (161) library and information science postgraduate students in …


Research Methods And Contribution Of Inflibnet To The University Library In India Today, Dr. Miteshkumar C. Gohel, Dr. R. N. Mobarsa Aug 2022

Research Methods And Contribution Of Inflibnet To The University Library In India Today, Dr. Miteshkumar C. Gohel, Dr. R. N. Mobarsa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Preparing a scholarly research article is a critical, creative and high level intellectual work. Preparing a research paper involves following a specific process. In which a collective approach is adopted. Which stops wasting the researcher’s energy and time?

Authors or researchers who prepare research articles usually have to use two types of resources. Primary or first class sources and secondary or second class sources. His research article is evaluated on the basis of these references. The researcher should understand the difference between facts and ideas. The fact is that what everyone has accepted in the form of truth does …


Utilizing Online Information Resources (Oirs) To Improve Library Services In Nigerian University Libraries, Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba Jul 2022

Utilizing Online Information Resources (Oirs) To Improve Library Services In Nigerian University Libraries, Emmanuel Chukwudi Ihekwoaba

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined use of Online Information Resources (OIRs) to see how they might help Nigerian university libraries offer top-notch online library services. OIRs are crucial because students require current and complete knowledge resources. OIRs are readily available in digital form at university libraries in Nigeria. Academic e-databases contain these online resources. This study adopted the conceptual research approach; hence, in-depth exploration of literature was carried out to emphasize the issues in using Online Information Resources in libraries. The report outlined the development of OIRs and the additional information resources it offers to university library users. The databases, which include …


Academic Social Media Use For Research By Postgraduates Of Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria., Siddiqah Olatope Oyedokun Mrs, Ahmed Olakunle Simisaye Dr, Opeyemi Ebenezer Afolabi Mr Jul 2022

Academic Social Media Use For Research By Postgraduates Of Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria., Siddiqah Olatope Oyedokun Mrs, Ahmed Olakunle Simisaye Dr, Opeyemi Ebenezer Afolabi Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A study was conducted to examine academic social media use for research among postgraduate students of the Tai Solarin University of Education in Nigeria. Survey research design and random sampling were adopted to select 500 out of 2,473 postgraduate population of Tai Solarin University of Education. Out of 500 questionnaires administered 467 were returned and collated of which 403 questionnaires were found useful for the study. Statistical Packages for Social Sciences software version 20 was used to analyse data using descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Findings revealed that surveyed postgraduates use academic social media for …


Bridging The Technical Issues For Successful Research: Role Of Librarians In Bangladesh, Md. Shafiur Rahman Jul 2022

Bridging The Technical Issues For Successful Research: Role Of Librarians In Bangladesh, Md. Shafiur Rahman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Very simply, research is the systematic investigation to explore new knowledge for scientific achievement. Research comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications” (OECD, 2015). Research carried out by scientists and researchers has made an enormous impact on the world over the centuries specially for developing countries like Bangladesh. Research can make a significant contribution to the growth and development of any nation. Research and the library are closely interconnected with one another. Libraries especially academic and …