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ERIC Number: EJ1004347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students' Retention and Academic Success
Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v13 n2 p147-164 Apr 2013
Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of Minnesota during the Fall 2011 semester for thirteen library access points. Analysis of the data suggests first-time, first-year undergraduate students who use the library have a higher GPA for their first semester and higher retention from fall to spring than non-library users. (Contains 6 tables and 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota