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Purdue University

Information Literacy

2007

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Providing For Graduate Student Information Needs At A Large Research University, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2007

Providing For Graduate Student Information Needs At A Large Research University, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Graduate students at a large research university often have many information needs-from choosing a research advisor, to creating and pursuing their research agenda, to deciding on where to go after graduation. In addition., many of them have insufficient information seeking skills. The M.G. Mellon Library of Chem. at Purdue U. attempts to address many of these issues by the focused and proactive provision of resources and services to graduate students. Besides instructing graduate students on common chem. information resources, the staff of the Chem. Library provides additional services, such as after-hours access and assistance with bibliographic management software, to ...


Mmm...Vanillin: Reaching Graduate Students Through Ice Cream Seminars, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2007

Mmm...Vanillin: Reaching Graduate Students Through Ice Cream Seminars, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

While there is no required chem. literature course for graduate students at Purdue University, a series of library ice cream seminars is offered throughout the semester as an alternative. These seminars are targeted toward new graduate students to help them adjust to the wide variety of library resources now available to them. Each seminar is focused on either a particular resource (SciFinder Scholar, Beilstein, etc.) or a topical theme (patents, citation searching, spectral information, etc.). Implementation of the seminar series will be explained as well as content presented and effective marketing methods. Results of evaluations and future directions will also ...