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    EDUCATION: COLLEGE: STUDENTS : LIBRARIES: ACADEMIC : RESEARCH: TECHNIQUES: Why Johnny Does Not Use the Library On the Trinet professional tourism and
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      EDUCATION: COLLEGE: STUDENTS :
      LIBRARIES: ACADEMIC :
      RESEARCH: TECHNIQUES:
      Why Johnny Does Not Use the Library



      On the Trinet professional tourism and hospitality discussion group,
      there has been considerable discussion of social networking that moved to
      students and social networking including socially negative uses of these
      resources (my post on the dark side of social networking was in that
      portion of this thread on Trinet) and from that on to the issue of student
      addiction to computers for social networking, reading email and other
      recreational uses keeping these students from libraries. I posted some
      thoughts regarding some alternative reasons that students fail to do
      library related research effectively. Indeed it can be quite a contrast
      between some students thinking Google is the only place in the world that
      they can use to find information and a professor demanding their
      undergraduate students for a term paper assignment only include peer
      reviewed journals as sources cited for the content of their paper.



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      Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 04:13:31 -0500 (EST)
      From: David P. Dillard <jwne@...>
      Cc: Trinet-L <trinet-l@...>
      Subject: Re: Google and Web 2 - the white bread of learning?



      These are all very valid points, but there are some other aspects to this
      picture that merit attention. First of all, the publication explosion and
      technology have greatly changed libraries. Print collections are being
      downsized and in part archived in remote storage facilities simply because of
      the lack of adequite collection space in many libraries, public and especially
      academic. In addition to the explosion of the quantity of print materials
      taking more space than is available, there is the need in libraries to provide
      access to computers, another competitor for library floor space. But the
      collections, themselves are changing. More and more books and journals are
      becoming available through libraries online, tens of thousands of journals in
      larger academic libraries. Both databases like Journals @ OVID and EBSCO are
      amongst databanks, providers of databases, that include major full text journal
      content in their own databases. People in tourism have no choice but to use
      EBSCO for Hospitality and Tourism Abstracts as EBSCO purchased and owns that
      database and is now the exclusive provider of that database. The public can
      even learn of journal articles outside of the use of fee based databases
      through the use of full text databases that are incorporated in Google Scholar
      and Google including Science Direct from Elsevier, which may be searched by
      anyone, but full text articles from that database are only "free" to those in
      subscribing institutions. In addition JSTOR content is available in searches of
      Google Scholar.


      If one goes to Google Scholar and searches the word Elsevier in Google Scholar
      and selects a journal citation title hyperlink, one will be put in either the
      journal table of contents itself and / or be in or have the choice of going to
      the Science Direct database. This database does not just lead people in
      tourism to articles having to do with the relationship of science and tourism,
      but instead also leads to the contents of tourism and hospitality journals
      published by Elsevier like Annals of Tourism.


      Scholar All articles - Recent articles Results 1 - 10 of about
      13,100,000 for elsevier. (0.09 seconds)

      Clicking on this article citation in the results of the above search puts one
      directly in Science Direct and offers the article for sale.


      Rough set approach to knowledge-based decision support - all 15 versions
      Z Pawlak - European Journal of Operational Research, 1997 - Elsevier
      Page 1. ELSEVIER European Joumal of Operational Research 99 (1997) 48-57 ...
      Further
      research problems will conclude the paper. 1997 Elsevier Science BV ...
      Cited by 3821 - Related Articles - Web Search - Library Search

      Forgeting this article and using the database to search tourism or hospitality
      in Science Direct leads to this result:

      5,789 Articles Found

      Content Sample:

      1.
      Tourism demand modelling and forecastingA review of recent research
      Tourism Management, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 203-220
      Haiyan Song and Gang Li

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (277 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      2.
      Influential factors and relational structure of Internet banner advertising in
      the tourism industry
      Tourism Management, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 221-236
      Shwu-Ing Wu, Pao-Lien Wei and Jui-Ho Chen

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (1000 K) | To Purchase and Download the
      Full Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      3.
      Why the tourism industry is misleading as a generic expression: The case for
      the plural variation, tourism industries
      Tourism Management, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 237-251
      Neil Leiper

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (238 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      4.
      Tourism strategy making: Insights to the events tourism domain
      Tourism Management, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 252-262
      Robyn Stokes

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (292 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      5.
      A systematic comparison of first-time and repeat visitors via a two-phase
      online survey
      Tourism Management, Volume 29, Issue 2, April 2008, Pages 278-293
      Xiang (Robert) Li, Chia-Kuen Cheng, Hyounggon Kim and James F. Petrick

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (252 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles


      <snip>


      17.
      How resource poor households value and access poultry: Village poultry keeping
      in Tigray, Ethiopia
      Agricultural Systems, Volume 96, Issues 1-3, March 2008, Pages 175-183
      H.A. Aklilu, H.M.J. Udo, C.J.M. Almekinders and A.J. Van der Zijpp

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (150 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      18.
      Desalination and energy consumption in Canary Islands
      Desalination, Volume 221, Issues 1-3, 1 March 2008, Pages 143-150
      J. Jaime Sadhwani and Jose M. Veza

      Abstract | Abstract + References | PDF (155 K) | To Purchase and Download the
      Full Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      19.
      Development of technological capability by Cuban hospitality organizations
      International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 27, Issue 1, March
      2008, Pages 12-22
      Uma Kumar, Vinod Kumar and Danuta de Grosbois

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (214 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      20.
      The influence of the cultural dimension of uncertainty avoidance on business
      strategy development: A cross-national study of hotel managers
      International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 27, Issue 1, March
      2008, Pages 65-75
      Baker M. Ayoun and Patrick J. Moreo

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (201 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      21.
      The effects of personality traits and attitudes on student uptake in
      hospitality employment
      International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 27, Issue 1, March
      2008, Pages 76-86
      Chih-Ching Teng

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (212 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles

      22.
      Casino management: Exploring gender-based differences in perceptions of
      managerial work
      International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 27, Issue 1, March
      2008, Pages 87-97
      James Ike Schaap, Yvonne Stedham and Jeanne H. Yamamura

      Abstract | Full Text + Links | PDF (213 K) | To Purchase and Download the Full
      Article, Click PDF | View Related Articles


      Now if you are on a computer at a college that subscibes to Science Direct or
      by proxy logged into the remote access system of that colleges library from
      home or elsewhere, you will be able to click on a full text or .pdf link and
      read the entire articles that interest you.


      ----------------------------------------


      The problem with the tremendous access offered to databases that provide
      information in all fields of academic and popular research is that the tools
      that provide this access are diverse, work differently from each other and are
      not in my experience part of the curriculum or their use taught as part of the
      elementary-secondary curriculm nor in college level courses. This may be one
      of the outstanding causes of students turning to Google or to term paper mills
      for their content, or asking friends on social networks for assistance in
      finding useful content for their term papers. Indeed, the methods of searching
      for information in databases is much more complex and precise than search
      engines in the better databanks like EBSCO, Dialog, OVID, CSA, Datastar, and
      some others. Early next month, for those on this list who use the OVID version
      of CAB with its segment in tourism, recreation and hospitality, the interface
      will change radically from OVID to OVIDSP and there have been a number of
      medical librarians, including yours truely, who have been quite exercised about
      this development, despite the creation of the OVID Syntax option for those who
      want something close to the old version.


      <http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?S2=MEDLIB-L&q=ovid+and+2008&s=&f=&a=&b=>


      OVIDSP will replace OVID on February 4, 2008 and is now an option for searching
      OVID.

      Libraries also are increasingly supplementing the online catalog or OPACs with
      tools that find journals in print or in databases full text online, or in the
      journal aggregation services like JSTOR and MUSE as well as directly from the
      publisher as a full text journal online.

      <http://vv4kg5gr5v.search.serialssolutions.com/>


      <http://vv4kg5gr5v.search.serialssolutions.com/
      ?V=1.0&N=100&L=VV4KG5GR5V&S=A_T_B&C=annals+of+tourism>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/yqqst5>


      But libraries are even going a step further, as a product called a link
      resolver, from one vendor or another such as Serials Solutions, incorporates in
      an article citation within a database like CAB or Hospitality and Tourism
      Abstacts a link that takes one from within the databases search results to a
      screen in a new window that provides links to full text online versions of the
      article available through that library as well and print options listed in the
      OPAC.

      [OPAC = Online Public Access Catalog or Library Online Catalog]


      Libraries, both public and academic, are providing substantial access via
      computer to learning what sources are available regarding a research topic and
      in many cases to the full text articles discovered online in the journals,
      magazines and newspapers that have these articles found using databases or
      Google Scholar or Scirus. These resources remain a closed or limited resource,
      however, to those not schooled in the use of these tools and each databank is
      substantially different from the other databanks in the commands, techniques
      and rules that govern their use.


      These factors play a major role in the failure of students to effectively use
      libraries in their research, just as much and perhaps more than an obsesssion
      with other uses of computers such as email, social networking, which many of
      you on Trinet may have heard about on Trinet <g>, and so forth.



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      There is a substantial collection of posts regarding various aspects of
      information literacy and the tools that are important in facilitating
      information literacy on the Net-Gold list.


      Information Literacy
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      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/yv466e>


      <http://www.google.com/search?q=(database+OR+databases)+and+%
      22net-gold%22+and+%22temple.edu%22&hl=en&filter=0>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/36lqwr>




      Sincerely,
      David Dillard
      Temple University
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