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  1. Digital/Analog/Digital Jonathan O. Cain Reference & Instruction Librarian Wexler Library Hunter College (CUNY)

  2. Timeline of Events

  3. The Research Journal The Research Journal

  4. So, what is it? Inspired by PubMed functionality It’s designed to help students become savvy database researchers It is open and flexible Easily tracks research progress Produces a tangible document to prove research process Produces a referential document to show Professor or Librarian in consultation

  5. The Assignment The Assignment

  6. TheLibraryVisit • Students were assigned to Library Instruction Session with me. • Students were introduced to the Library resource (CUNY+ & Databases) • Particular emphasis was placed on navigating Databases (JSTOR) • Students were introduced to the Research Journal and its key concepts

  7. The Power of Blackboard The Power of Blackboard

  8. Why Blackboard ? Blackboard Blog Time for Library Instruction is limited Wanted to be present for research support Added to BB for class as Course Builder Plan was to answer emails, and post big questions to blog Developed into a more discreet project

  9. It became apparent: students needed a little more help, so we created…

  10. Screencasts Screencasts

  11. Screencasts • Worked with Prof. Veronica Gregg (Africana& Puerto Rican/Latino Studies) to construct a search • Search targeted very particular articles • Illustrated more advanced facet searching • Created a step by step instructional • Posted to Blackboard • Highly utilized by students

  12. The 2nd Attempt After the intervention with Blackboard screencasts

  13. NextSteps Students now have a far better grasp on constructing stronger searches. These skills are to be transferred into the next project. This project is designed to: “help students gather, assess, and use evidence and secondary sources in their own academic writing. It is a particularly useful step as it lays the groundwork for the research paper at the end of the semester. Pay particular attention to the process involved.”-(AFPRL 236, Second Paper)

  14. QUESTIONS ? jca0033@cuny.hunter.edu