ERIC Number: EJ1055771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Evaluating One-Shot Library Sessions: Impact on the Quality and Diversity of Student Source Use
Howard, Kristina; Nicholas, Thomas; Hayes, Tish; Appelt, Christopher W.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v20 n1-2 p27-38 2014
This article examines the presumption that library research workshops will increase the quality, quantity and diversity of sources students use. This study compares bibliographies of research papers written by freshman composition students who received a library research session to those of students who did not receive any library instruction. Our data show that students who received workshops were more likely to use the specific library resources introduced in the session than those who did not receive an instruction session, but students did not use more sources, more diverse sources, or more scholarly sources.
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Workshops, Information Sources, Bibliographies, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Research Papers (Students), Use Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois