Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2010

Journal or Book Title

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

Volume

60

DOI

10.5062/F49Z92TJ

Abstract

This article describes an analysis of course syllabi from selected courses in the biology curriculum at Iowa State University. The purpose of this research was to learn about the numbers and types of information literacy assignments given to students majoring in biology. Overall, the most common assignment type for biology majors was a lab report or lab exercise. Very few course syllabi mentioned the library as a useful resource for completing assignments. Only a few assignment directions recommended specific indexes such as Biosis Previews or Web of Science. Suggestions for improving the content of course syllabi and additional ideas about the further development of information literacy skills in the biology curriculum are discussed.

Comments

Originally published in Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 60 (Winter 2010).

Copyright Owner

Andrea L. Dinkelman

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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