January 27, 2021

Research Article: Use and Awareness of Reference Management Software Among Community College Students

The following article appears in the latest issue of The Journal of New Librarianship.

Title

Use and Awareness of Reference Management Software Among Community College Students

Authors

Ajatshatru Pathak
Hunter College – City University of New York

Sarah Johnson
Hunter College – City University of New York

Source

Journal of New Librarianship
3 (2018)
DOI: 10.21173/newlibs/5/12

Abstract

This research study investigates the use and awareness of reference management software (RMS) among community college students. An in-person survey was conducted in April and May 2017 at two mid-sized urban public community colleges in New York City. Researchers recruited 124 participants for this survey. The 13-item item survey instrument was designed to determine participants’ awareness and use of RMS. The results show a low awareness and use of RMS among c ommunity college students regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, field of study, undergraduate class level, English proficiency, or academic level. The article discusses areas for further research and suggests strategies for increasing RMS use and awareness among community college students.

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