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Georgas, Helen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This study assesses and compares the quality of sources found by undergraduate students when doing research using both Google and a library (federated) search tool. Thirty undergraduates were asked to find four sources (one book, two articles, and one additional source of their choosing) related to a selected research topic. Students used both…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Access to Information
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Cope, Jonathan; Sanabria, Jesús E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
The authors analyze twenty in-depth interviews with faculty members about how they perceive information literacy (IL) to examine two key factors: how disciplinary background influences conceptions of IL among faculty members in academic departments and how the instructors' perception of information literacy differs from that of professionals in…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Georgas, Helen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This study examines the information-seeking behavior of undergraduate students within a research context. Student searches were recorded while the participants used Google and a library (federated) search tool to find sources (one book, two articles, and one other source of their choosing) for a selected topic. The undergraduates in this study…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Search Engines, Online Searching, Information Seeking
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Burke, Gerald; Germain, Carol Anne; Xu, Lijuan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2005
Colleges and universities are integrating information literacy into their undergraduate curricula. Accreditation commissions of higher education are integrating information literacy into their general education standards. Students enrolled in programs that promote information literacy are instructed to utilize library resources and services to…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Reference Services