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Collaboration works: integrating information competencies into the psychology curricula

Alison Paglia (Alison Paglia is Assistant Professor of Psychology, at the Library University of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.)
Annie Donahue (Annie Donahue is Assistant Professor/Library Director, at the Library University of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Publication date: 1 December 2003

Abstract

When many upper‐level psychology majors struggle to demonstrate competence using discipline‐specific library research strategies after participating in introductory bibliographic instruction sessions, a new approach to instruction is necessary. To address this issue, psychology and library faculty collaborated on a pilot study to develop, implement, and assess a “super‐size bibliographic instruction” (SSBI). The objectives include identifying and defining a research topic, locating appropriate resources, critically evaluating and synthesizing material, and the reduction of library anxiety. A variety of assessment methods including pretest/posttest surveys and evidence of use of the material illustrated the success of the SSBI. Utilizing the expertise of teaching and library faculty, this SSBI approach addressed the many challenges in assisting students to develop essential research strategies.

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Paglia, A. and Donahue, A. (2003), "Collaboration works: integrating information competencies into the psychology curricula", Reference Services Review, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 320-328. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320310505618

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