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Antonijevic, Smiljana; Cahoy, Ellysa Stern – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This paper presents findings of a Mellon Foundation-funded study conducted at Penn State University in University Park during Fall 2012 that explored scholars' information practices across disciplines encompassing the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Drawing on results of the Web-based survey and ethnographic interviews, we present…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Information Management, Sciences, Humanities
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Schroeder, Robert; Cahoy, Ellysa Stern – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
Higher education information literacy standards have readily addressed cognitive skills, although affective competencies--the emotional abilities that students must acquire in order to successfully navigate the research process--have not yet been incorporated into standards. This paper presents examples of current information literacy standards,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Research, Research Methodology, Research Skills
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Novotny, Eric; Cahoy, Ellysa Stern – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
A usability study was undertaken at Penn State University to explore how students search the library's online catalog after they have received library instruction. In 2004, eight first-year students received library instruction and were subsequently recruited for the study. Participants were recorded using the online catalog, and a think-aloud…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Search Strategies, Online Catalogs, Online Systems