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During the 2006-07 academic terms, a citation analysis of third- and fourth-year student writing was conducted at Trinity University's Elizabeth Huth Coates Library. This study was designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • To improve the content focus and quality of library instruction at the Coates Library.
  • To allow Trinity librarians to better support the goals and objectives of the university's honor code.
  • To offer useful information about student research and writing to interested Trinity faculty members.
  • To offer suggestions for teaching research and writing strategies to upper level students

During the course of the research, additional implications of value to librarians, teaching faculty members, and students were discovered. The following final report for this project offers a review of the results of this study, implications of the study for readers in the Trinity community, as well as implementation data for other information professionals.