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Making the Case for Information Literacy 1

Introduction The new University Curriculum rolling out this academic year brings attention to teaching information literacy skills to the undergraduate population. In this series of blog entries, I will discuss what information literacy is, how it can be considered in … Continue reading

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New Seminar: Research Skills for Engineers

Introducing a new series of seminars designed to address the research needs of engineering graduate students. Harnessing Databases for Better Research October 31st from 10AM to 11:30 Room 314 – Caruth Building Specialized databases have moved beyond simply searching an … Continue reading

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Take Our Survey: Using Research Databases Seminar

An important difference between the undergraduate and graduate engineering student experience is the role of research.  Whether taking the thesis or non-thesis option, master-degree seeking students are expected to conduct research in the professional literature.  While Google is easy to … Continue reading

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Library Services Make Semester Planning Easier

Now that Summer Semester is over and you are preparing for the Fall, here are some services we offer to consider in your plans: Course Reserve. If you assign required or supplemental reading in your courses, we can manage your … Continue reading

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Engaging Students through Technology and Lecture

A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working The Chronicle of Higher Education – February 12, 2012 Kansas State U professor Michael Wesch knows a thing or two about incorporating technology with the pedagogical process, having written … Continue reading

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Library Service – Research Consultations

Whether you’re starting a research project or stuck somewhere in the middle, sometimes you need a nudge (or several) in the right direction.  The library offers a Research Consultation service to students, staff and faculty to aid with researching in-depth … Continue reading

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The Case Against Lectures

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool American Radioworks – January 1, 2012 Professors at University of Maryland and Arizona State discuss the evidence that only 10% of undergraduate students in physics classes successfully learn key concepts from … Continue reading

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Classroom Instruction: Preparing for Tomorrow…

One task I always look forward to is when I get to deliver in-class instruction.  I love igniting a spark in students when they connect with their professional literature. Learning how to access the discoveries of, and dialogs between engineers … Continue reading

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