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ERIC Number: ED187335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-24
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Use of the Libraries at DePauw University.
Hardesty, Larry
This study was conducted to determine the relationship between use of the academic library and the classroom program at DePauw University, a small, four-year liberal arts college. Recorded circulation from the three campus libraries for the second semester of 1975-76 was studied and related to such variables as declared academic major, academic class, sex, SAT scores, high school class size, high school class rank, and semester grade point average of all 2,217 on-campus students. No meaningful relation between recorded library circulation and these variables could be found. The study confirmed other similar studies dating back to the 1930's in that a large percentage of the students made no use of the academic library and only a small minority made appreciable use of the academic library. In this study students tended to circulate library items from only one library during the semester and not check out materials from the other two libraries on campus. The study emphasized the role of the classroom instructor in determining the student use of the library. (Author/FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A