Research Within The Disciplines

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Research lies at the heart of all academic disciplines. Research Within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction is an expansion of that concept. The book provides an overview of research practices and literacy standards in the various disciplines—humanities, music, social sciences, business, government publications, engineering, and sciences—to help shape library instruction and reference assistance. Conceived and developed by the reference librarians at the University of Denver, the book grew out of team discussions about teaching research and writing within the disciplines. The book's main objective is to provide a degree of orientation toward conducting research within specific disciplines and across others. The volume includes separate chapters on the broad disciplines covered in undergraduate education, as well as concluding chapters addressing interdisciplinary research and the role of instruction as a means of developing effective researchers. The continued necessity of understanding the foundations of research, whether within the physical library or via the electronic environment, remains an underlying concern, and the advice put forth by this team of practicing academic librarians is an important step to achieving this goal.

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Editorial Reviews

March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
useful as a resource for advanced scholars to learn more about resources available to them and for catalogers to learn more about how people search.
Reference and Research Book News
Keeran (arts and humanities reference librarian, U. of Denver) et al. present an overview of research practices in various disciplines: the humanities, music, history, social sciences, business, government publications, sciences, and engineering. Each chapter is written by a librarian in that field, and most are affiliated with the U. of Denver. The book originated in team discussions about research and writing in response to new initiatives at the institution. Concluding chapters discuss library instruction and literacy in teaching and assessing research skills, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. The book is aimed at entry-level librarians, graduate students in library and information science, and students and scholars in the discussed fields of study.
Fall 2009 Library Hi Tech
This is a useful book for highlighting the variety of approaches to research needed for different groups, and it could serve as an introduction to a new area for librarians working in the fields it covers.
Public Services Quarterly
This book is a must for aspiring academic librarians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810856882
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Keeran is the Arts and Humanities Reference Librarian at the University of Denver. She is co-editor of the Scarecrow Press series, Literary Research: Strategies and Sources. Suzanne L. Moulton-Gertig is the head of the University of Denver music library. Michael Levine-Clark is the Collections Librarian at the University of Denver. Nonny Schlotzhauer is the Social Sciences Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Esther L. Gil is the Business & Economics Reference Librarian at the University of Denver. Christopher C. Brown is the Reference Services Coordinator and Government Documents Librarian at the University of Denver Penrose Library. Joseph R. Kraus is the Science and Engineering Reference Librarian at the University of Denver, Penrose Library. Carrie Forbes is the Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian at the University of Denver Penrose Library. Jennifer Bowers is the Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Denver Penrose Library. She is co-editor of the Scarecrow Press series, Literary Research: Strategies and Sources.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Research in the Humanities Part 4 Music Research Part 5 Historical Research Part 6 Research in the Social Sciences Part 7 Business Research Part 8 Government Documents across the Disciplines Part 9 Research in the Sciences Part 10 Engineering Research Part 11 Integrating Discipline-Based Library Instruction into the Curriculuum Part 12 Knowledge Out of Bounds: Reflections on Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research Part 13 Index Part 14 About the Authors

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