Location

Room 218

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The overall theme of the program concerns the methods of instruction librarians are using to teach basic information about the following: journal formats, such as current, bound, microfilm, and electronic; elements of journal citations, such as publication date, volume numbers, and issue numbers; and why it is essential for students to understand this information in order to locate articles in print and electronic formats. The presenters will discuss their experiences and active learning activities used to introduce journal formats, the elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools, such as EBSCO A to Z and SFX, during library instruction sessions. They will also discuss the results of a survey administered to instruction librarians in the southeast regarding the methods used in teaching the elements of a journal citation and how they are used in locating articles in the library and in full-text electronic databases. Finally, the presenters will initiate a discussion with the program attendees to share their experiences teaching patrons about journal formats, elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools.

Presentation Description

During this workshop, the presenters will share their experiences and active learning activities used to introduce journal formats, the elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools, such as EBSCO A to Z and SFX, during library instruction sessions. They will also discuss the results of a survey administered to librarians in the southeast regarding methods used in introducing journals and locating articles in the library and in full-text electronic databases. Program attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences with teaching patrons about journal formats, elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools.

Keywords

Information literacy, Active learning activities, Journal formations, Journal citations, Academic databases, Library instruction

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 3:00 PM Sep 25th, 4:00 PM

Yes, Virginia, There Are Full-Text Articles in That Bound Periodical!: Helping Students Make Connections About Locating Journal Articles

Room 218

The overall theme of the program concerns the methods of instruction librarians are using to teach basic information about the following: journal formats, such as current, bound, microfilm, and electronic; elements of journal citations, such as publication date, volume numbers, and issue numbers; and why it is essential for students to understand this information in order to locate articles in print and electronic formats. The presenters will discuss their experiences and active learning activities used to introduce journal formats, the elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools, such as EBSCO A to Z and SFX, during library instruction sessions. They will also discuss the results of a survey administered to instruction librarians in the southeast regarding the methods used in teaching the elements of a journal citation and how they are used in locating articles in the library and in full-text electronic databases. Finally, the presenters will initiate a discussion with the program attendees to share their experiences teaching patrons about journal formats, elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools.