ERIC Number: ED367332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
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Information Needs of Anthropologists.
Anthropologists at seven universities were surveyed in order to discover the ways in which they go about locating information of value to them; the information sources that they use and that are of the greatest significance to them; the adequacy of the library service being currently provided to anthropologists; and any opinions they have on the subject of their information needs. Results show that anthropologists' information requirements differ somewhat from those of other social scientists. Reference lists in journals and books are often used to locate information sources; journals are the most important information source. Most of the information needs of the majority of respondents are met by their university's library. Older scholars tend to use databases less than younger ones do; online abstracts and indexes are more important to anthropologists than their print versions are. Some respondents express a great desire for a database which would include current references, abstracts, and articles in anthropology. The questionnaire used in the study is included in the appendix. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Anthropology, Citations (References), College Faculty, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Information Services, Online Searching, Online Systems, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Search Strategies, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Skills; Teacher Surveys
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.