TITLE

Information Literacy in Introductory Biology

AUTHOR(S)
Firooznia, Fardad; Andreadis, Debra K.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Journal of College Science Teaching;May/Jun2006, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes how information literacy exercises in introductory biology are incorporated into the science curriculum and examines their effectiveness in achieving the goal of becoming better scientific thinkers and writers. The types of exercises described here can be easily incorporated into any introductory biology class. They can be of great help to students as they prepare to delve into a topic for a research paper, a research presentation, or an independent learning exercise. They help students develop skills that will be used in the upper level courses, as students who continue with the biology curriculum will be asked to write laboratory reports with extensive introductions and discussions that incorporate previous research, to write literature reviews and perhaps to write reports that incorporate literature reviews for funded summer research.
ACCESSION #
20645581

 

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