Degrees and the Nature of the Literature Review by Chris Hart

Came across a table presenting the differences and functions of the literature review amongst the various degrees such a bachelor, master and PHD. It came from this book (page 15): Hart, C. (1998). Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (Published in…

The MLS Project: an assessment after 60 years by Boyd Keith Swigger

This post is on this book: Swigger, B. K. (2010). The MLS Project: An Assessment after Sixty Years. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. In this book, Swigger sets out to assess whether the MLS Project, the shift of accreditation by the American Library Association from the…

Electronic pathfinders in academic libraries by Candice Dahl

Dahl, C. (2001). Electronic Pathfinders in Academic Libraries: An Analysis of Their Content and Form. College & Research Libraries, 62(3), 227-237. I’m reproducing the author supplied abstract to facilitate the discussion. Forty-five electronic pathfinders were selected from nine Canadian university libraries to assess their degree…

Re-thinking the Library Pathfinder by J. M Kapoun

Kapoun, J. M. (1995). Re-Thinking the Library Pathfinder. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 2(1), 93 – 105. I’m reproducing the author supplied abstract to facilitate the discussion. Pathfinders help library patrons find information, learn about library resources and physical space, and develop research strategies. They can…

Making research guides more useful and more well used by Michal Strutin

Strutin, M. (2008). Making research guides more useful and more well used. [Online Journal]. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship(55). I’m reproducing the author supplied abstract to facilitate the discussion. In summer 2008, a small group of Santa Clara University librarians were charged with exploring…

Thanks A Lot.

I received this thank you note from a user today. As librarians, we received a fair number of thank you notes in our work. It is nice to be appreciated and acknowledged. But sometimes I can’t help but think that it is just a courteous…

Internet Subject Guides in Academic Libraries by R Jackson & L.J. Pellack

Jackson, R., & Pellack, L. J. (2004). Internet Subject Guides in Academic Libraries. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 43(4), 319-327 I’m reproducing the author supplied abstract to assist the discussion. This article describes a research project to determine the uniqueness of Internet subject guides among…

Students, Librarians, and Subject Guides by B. Reeb & S. Gibbons

To prepare for a project, I started reading up on the subject matter – library subject guides. One of the articles is: Reeb, B., & Gibbons, S. (2004). Students, Librarians, and Subject Guides: Improving a Poor Rate of Return. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 4(1),…

The 21st Century Searcher by M. Gorrell

Gorrell, M. (2008). The 21st Century Searcher: How the Growth of Search Engines Affect the Redesign of EBSCOhost. Against the Grain, 20(3), 22-24. This is a short article written by the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Ebscohost Publishing. It explained the motivation…

Research in librarianship: issues to consider

Koufogiannakis, D., & Crumley, E. (2006). Research in librarianship: Issues to consider. Library hi tech, 24(3), 324-340. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/07378830610692109