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Use of library science students as search intermediaries for environmental science and engineering students

Mary Ellen Tucker (Duke University Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Durham, NC 27709, USA)
Judith B. Wood (9Mt. Bolus Road, Chapel Hill, NC 25714, USA)
Franceses Allegri (1201 Newbury Road, Champaign, IL 61821, USA)

Online Review

ISSN: 0309-314X

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

A pilot project was begun in the Fall of 1988 that teamed first‐year graduate students from the School of Information and Library Science with graduate students from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Library science students served as search intermediaries for students enrolled in an introductory environmental science course and provided online search services on research topics related to the completion of an environmental science class assignment. Environmental science students received basic information management instruction. Planning, development of instructional objectives, materials and methods, costs and evaluation of the project are described. Changes made in the program for 1989 and 1990, as well as future plans, are outlined.

Citation

Ellen Tucker, M., Wood, J.B. and Allegri, F. (1992), "Use of library science students as search intermediaries for environmental science and engineering students", Online Review, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 195-206. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024401

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