April 23, 2014

Research Article (Preprint): “The Research Process and the Library: First-Generation College Seniors vs. Freshmen

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Title

The Research Process and the Library: First-Generation College Seniors vs. Freshmen

Authors

Elizabeth Pickard, MSI
Liaison, College of Education, Assistant Professor, Reference Department, Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago

Firouzeh Logan, MA, MLS
Head, Reference Department, Assistant Professor, Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago

Source

College and Research Libraries

Abstract

In a follow-up study to the ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) Project, librarians at UIC compared the responses of first-generation college freshmen from the original study to those of seniors. The study’s aim was to determine whether student information literacy increases as a result of undergraduate education and to further explore the student research process with respect to the particular factors that inform and affect change in it. The findings showed that information literacy increased among these students, and they developed a more complex approach to the research process and the library.

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Note: Anticipated Publication Date: July 2013

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