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Information Literacy Strategies Used by Second- and Third-Year Biology Students

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posted on 21.01.2022, 18:30 authored by Catherine Lantz, Paula DempseyPaula Dempsey
Results from focus groups with 23 second-and third-year biology students revealed gradual gains in information literacy (IL) abilities and dispositions needed for them to join the community of scientific practice as laid out in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Students were consumers of information and not yet producers of information. They interacted often with primary research articles but struggled to use research tools effectively; remembered active learning vividly; and relied on video resources, Google, and discussions with peers and instructors to define terms and understand results. Findings support the value of collaboration between librarians and science faculty to incorporate IL skills in the process of scientific discovery.

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Lantz, C.Dempsey, P. R. (2019). Information Literacy Strategies Used by Second- and Third-Year Biology Students. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019(92). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl13

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University of Alberta Libraries

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1092-1206

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