Capstone & Graduate Students: Highlighted Strategies
Capstone & Graduate Students: Featured Literature
ASU Library. (n.d.). Library 501: What Grad Students Need to Know about the Library. Rise 360. Retrieved March 8, 2022, from https://rise.articulate.com/share/LwIFMtnTYCOFi536OSDTgBQUVtH0RgzH#/
Highlights: An online tutorial created by ASU to orient graduate students to library services: "Library 501: What Grad Students Need to Know about the Library'': bit.ly/Library501Tutorial. It is the first item in a series the university calls the Graduate Scholars Toolkit. It might be useful as inspiration for creating online tutorials.
Bussell, H., Schnabel, J., & Rinehart, A. K. (2020). Meeting Graduate Student Needs: An Exploration of Disciplinary Differences. Public Services Quarterly, 16(4), 213–233. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2020.1818663
Highlights: Survey of graduate students on research needs. 9% response rate. :/ Similar responses to PALNI’s Information Needs Assessment. Students search a variety of sources, starting with free indexes like Google, Google Scholar, and Pubmed, then going to library resources. ILL is very important. Grad students struggle developing keywords for research, and use their social networks for research topics and help (but rarely their librarian).
Grabowsky, A., & Weisbrod, L. (2020). The Effectiveness of Library Instruction for Graduate/Professional Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 15(2), 100–137. https://doi.org/10.18438/eblip29657
Highlights: Systematic review of library instruction programs for graduate students. 12 studies made the meta-analysis, and showed that students who had library instruction in their graduate program did better in an information literacy exam. Great table showing various approaches to teaching graduate students. Interesting: “There was no significant difference in effectiveness of face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats of instruction.”
Capstone & Graduate Students: Bibliography