School of Information Sciences

Increasing Effective Student
Use of the Scientific Journal Literature

A project of the NSF National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Education Digital Library

Program Solicitation 01-55, Services Track, Award NSF DUE-0121575

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General Questions:

How can undergraduate students be encouraged to recognize and use high quality science journal literature?

What features in a journal literature digital collection would be most useful to undergraduate science students and would encourage use?

What features would be most useful to graduate students and faculty in the sciences for their students and to encourage use?

Specific Research Questions:

How can the identified features be used in test collections to make them more useful to undergraduate science students, graduate and faculty scientists?

How can Energy Citations Database be better integrated for educational users?

What current features in test collections are especially attractive to educational users? Identify other features perceived as attractive.

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Dr. Carol Tenopir     School of Information Sciences     College of Communication and Information     University of Tennessee
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