ERIC Number: ED338244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-5
An Analysis of the Magazine Requests of Students in a High School Media Center.
Kenney, Elizabeth M.
A periodicals use study was conducted in a public high school library media center to determine whether its periodicals collection supported the curriculum needs of the students. For this study, 3,924 magazine requests by the students over an 8-month period were collected and analyzed. The analysis revealed that 96% of the magazine date requests were met by titles whose magazine dates were within the last 5 years; 45 different magazines, going back in date 17 years, met 90% of the magazine title requests; and teachers' decisions appeared to be a notable factor in the students' use of the periodicals collection. A list of the magazines currently held in the library and the magazine request data are appended. (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, North Carolina Central University, Durham.