Developing research skills for civil engineers: A library contribution

Bruce, C.S. & Brameld, G.H. (1990) Developing research skills for civil engineers: A library contribution. Higher Education Research & Development, 9(2), pp. 151-160.

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A course-integrated programme of library instruction has been developed for the School of Civil Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia; library instruction being one of the means selected to improve the research efforts of fourth year project students. The programme has been developed through consultation between the Civil Engineering Research Project Coordinator and the Civil Engineering Reference Librarian. Its aims are derived from those established for the fourth year research projects. Attention is focussed on the nature of the programme and the impact of instruction on fourth year research project students. Students who had received extended library instruction were compared with students from the previous year. Evidence suggests that the instruction has improved the information seeking behaviour of the students and their literature reviews.

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ID Code: 62230
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/0729436900090206
ISSN: 1469-8366
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2013 00:34
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2013 00:34

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