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Moore, Monica; Singley, Emily – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This exploratory study seeks to understand how the research experiences of humanities PhD students influence their information behavior. The authors interviewed 10 participants from two academic institutions multiple times over several months. The study used open-ended, unstructured interviewing techniques in an attempt to avoid the introduction…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Research, Information Seeking
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Pugachev, Sarah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
Since 2014, the University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma in Norman has been a member of the Software Carpentry Foundation (now part of "The Carpentries"), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching basic computing skills to researchers. Through this partnership, we have taught over a dozen introductory programming workshops…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Introductory Courses
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Reyes, Betsaida M.; Hicks, Alison; Maxson, Bronwen K. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Recognizing the importance of designing educational opportunities that draw upon students' prior knowledge and experiences, this paper uses focus groups to explore how Spanish-speaking students in a graduate program at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence understand academic information literacy practices within their new cultural contexts.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Spanish Speaking, Information Literacy
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Chang, Yu-Wei – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated and compared the proportions and trends of coauthored articles by practitioners in the three fields of computer science, library science, and management. The primary practitioners writing articles in these three fields were engineers, librarians, and consultants, respectively. Practitioner authors were scarce, however, in…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Library Science, Administration, Periodicals
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Savage, Devin; Piotrowski, Pattie; Massengale, Lisa – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many academic libraries have actively sought to articulate their value to campus stakeholders for well over a decade, and this demonstration of utility has become even more necessary as college and university budgets are scrutinized and even imperiled. This article will examine the experience of several academic libraries that have sought multiple…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy
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Fong, Bonnie L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
To more fully support PhD students, librarians must be mindful of and responsive to changing dissertation requirements. Based on input obtained through an online questionnaire from directors of chemistry, political science, and English doctoral programs and from details on department websites, this paper examines what alternate forms of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Change
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McClellan, Samantha; Detmering, Robert; Martinez, George; Johnson, Anna Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Graduate students across disciplines feel pressure to publish their scholarship, but they are often unsure how to go about it, partly due to a lack of explicit training in this area. This article discusses the collaborative development of a semester-long Publishing Academy, designed to promote knowledge of scholarly publishing and increase the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Library Role
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Monroe-Gulick, Amalia; Valentine, Greta; Brooks-Kieffer, Jamene – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
In the spring of 2015, 14 faculty members in social science or in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) spoke with a working group from the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries regarding their research needs and challenges. Their responses highlighted a dynamic research environment in which individual researchers desire to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Research Needs, Academic Libraries
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McCaffrey, Ciara; Breen, Michelle – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This article deals with the management of noise in an academic library by outlining an evidence-based approach taken over seven years by the University of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland. The objective of this study was to measure the impact on library users of noise management interventions implemented from 2007 to 2014 through retrospective…
Descriptors: Evidence, Student Experience, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Baruzzi, Andrea; Calcagno, Theresa – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Graduate students are a significant part of a university's research population who may begin their studies without all of the skills they need to be successful. The authors conducted a convenience survey, sent to five library e-mail lists, to explore if librarians interact with graduate students and what methods they use to do so. Results show…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Graduate Students, Surveys
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Allison, DeeAnn – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
University and college libraries often seek ways to demonstrate their impact for the academic community. This article reports the results from a two-year study that analyzed library use as demonstrated through checkouts and off-campus access to full-text resources against grade point averages (GPAs) of undergraduates and graduates at a large…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Role, Grade Point Average
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Fleming-May, Rachel A.; Mays, Regina; Radom, Rachel – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Most academic library instruction is limited to one class period, despite empirical evidence that this approach is likely less effective than more sustained instruction. To determine if additional sessions would boost student learning and reduce library anxiety, the authors collaborated with representatives from a program for at-risk…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, At Risk Students, Undergraduate Students
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Hicks, Alison; Sinkinson, Caroline – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Researchers have widely adopted computer programs for reference management, such as Mendeley, due to their ability to support a variety of research practices, including organization and storage of pdfs. These programs also afford participation and networking within new scholarly information landscapes. This paper uses a survey and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Citations (References), Computer Software, Surveys
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Okwor, Roseline Ngozi; Mole, Austin J. C.; Ihekwoaba, Emmanuel Chukwudi – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This paper seeks to examine the current state of academic utilization of government publications in Nigerian university libraries. Using a descriptive survey, the study focused on three academic libraries in Southeastern Nigeria serving a population of 11,996 undergraduate and postgraduate student library users, 592 of whom answered a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Publications, Academic Libraries, Information Utilization
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Weber, Roberta K.; Allen, Ethan J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
This longitudinal study investigates the journal selections of 367 graduate students as they worked to fulfill a commonly assigned, criteria-based literature search on educational topics. The criteria called for evidence-based studies, published within the current ten years of course enrollment, within peer-reviewed journals. Student references…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Graduate Students, Selection, Longitudinal Studies
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