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    Exercise: Popular vs. Scholarly Sources
    (2017) Thiede, Malina
    This is a guided discovery activity to help students learn about the differences between scholarly and popular publications. Students are asked to look at an example of each type of resource and make observations. This activity is done individually or in small groups or pairs with a whole class discussion about the applications of each resource at the end of the activity. The activity requires 45-60 minutes of class time.
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    Preservation in Practice: A Survey of New York City Digital Humanities
    (In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 2017-05-17) Thiede, Malina
    Digital Humanities (DH) describes the emerging practice of interpreting humanities content through computing methods to enhance data gathering, analysis, and visualization. Due to factors including scale, complexity, and uniqueness, the products of DH research present unique challenges in the area of preservation. This study collected data with a survey and targeted interviews given to New York City metro area DH researchers intended to sketch a picture of the methods and philosophies that govern the preservation efforts of these researchers and their institutions. Due to their familiarity with evolving preservation principles and practices, librarians are poised to offer expertise in supporting the preservation efforts of digital humanists. The data and interviews described in this report help explore some of the current practices in this area of preservation, and suggest inroads for librarians as preservation experts
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    Assessing Outcomes with Nursing Research Assignments and Citation Analysis of Student Bibliographies
    (Reference Librarian, 2003) Heller-Ross, Holly
    What are the library and information research requirements in a typical undergraduate nursing program? Do distance-learning library services provide undergraduate nursing students with the research materials they require for their academic work? In order to determine how the broad range of reference, instruction, and access services offered by Feinberg Library at Plattsburgh State University of New York, are used by students, the author reviewed selected nursing course syllabi for research requirements and the resulting student research bibliographies as an outcome assessment. The review included 441 bibliographic citations from 78 student research papers from 1998-1999. Results indicated no significant difference between on and off-campus student bibliography citations with regards to currency, format or number of citations. Results also indicated that the reviewed undergraduate nursing research assignments were indeed designed to promote research integration into nursing practice, and that student access to information was sufficient to allow them to complete their academic assignments.
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    Social Justify Your Lesson Plan: How to Use Social Media to Make Pop Culture Scholarly
    (Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, 2016) Willoughby, Lydia; Blanchat, Kelly
    In this chapter, we describe a lesson plan rooted in feminist pedagogy -- a teaching/learning that actively engages with the material being studied by embracing social media as a viable platform for scholarship. This lesson plan honors that the personal is political and correlates structural and systemic inequity to student experiences of oppression.
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    Zotero: A Tool for Constructionist Learning in Critical Information Literacy
    (Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, 2016) Beatty, Joshua F.
    The chapter describes a method for teaching Zotero, a bibliographic management program, to undergraduates over the course of a one-shot library instruction session. The session is intended to help students take control of their own sources and research.Students create their own libraries by choosing among sources, then using Zotero to put the material into a form they can organize, annotate, and cite. The process helps students to see themselves as not just consumers but also critics and creators of scholarship.