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ERIC Number: EJ1069750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Serving the Needs of Performing Arts Students: A Case Study
Mayer, Jennifer
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v15 n3 p409-431 Jul 2015
The intent of this case study was to gain insight into the information needs and research behaviors of upper-division performing arts students, and how to best address those needs. This article presents findings from focus group interviews of thirty music, dance, and theater majors at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The data revealed several themes, including that performing arts students have unmet multimedia, primary, and interdisciplinary research needs and that they struggle with the discovery layer and the catalog. The findings have implications for how library instruction and research services should evolve to serve this population.
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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: Wyoming
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