Rebecca Jackson's Home Page

Head, Social Science & Humanities Department
ISU Library Rm. 152 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011-2140
Phone: 505-294-9030

Welcome to my home page. I am head of the Social Sciences and Humanities Department at Iowa State University Library. As such I supervise the activities of 8 bibliographers as they fulfill their responsibilities for reference services, instructional services, and collection management in all the disciplines included in the social sciences and humanities at Iowa State University. I am also the bibliographer for the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

My most recent research has focused on planning and management of reference services in academic libraries and cognitive development of college students and how it affects their abilities to understand information literacy. I have also become the resident expert on plagiarism, both in deterring it and detecting it.

My other area of interest is in the cultural and political aspects of the 1960s. I have published a book, The 1960s: An Annotated Bibliography of Social and Political Movements in the United States.

Based on my position in the ISU Library as well as my scholarly and personal interests, I have compiled a list of Web sites that I have found useful and that I hope will be of interest to you. This list will probably change on an irregular basis, as I learn about new sites and as new issues surface that I want to explore. I would be interested in any feedback you would like to give me. You can email me at the above address for any comments and suggestions.

   E-Resources in Educaton

   Web Evaluation Sites--Web sites to use for discussing internet evaluation.

   Style Guides for Creating Citations--A compendium of style guides that show exactly to create citations and references for various styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, and many others.

   Resources on the Sixties

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Last updated 3/04, 1/07, 9/07
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