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ERIC Number: EJ1066184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The Research Process and the Library: First-Generation College Seniors vs. Freshmen
Pickard, Elizabeth; Logan, Firouzeh
College & Research Libraries, v74 n4 p399-415 July 2013
In a follow-up study to the ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) Project, librarians at UIC compared the responses of first-generation college freshmen from the original study to those of seniors. The study's aim was to determine whether student information literacy increases as a result of undergraduate education and to further explore the student research process with respect to the particular factors that inform and effect change in it. The findings showed that information literacy increased among these students, and they developed a more complex approach to the research process and the library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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