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ERIC Number: EJ1125465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The ISSAS Model: Understanding the Information Needs of Sexual Assault Survivors on College Campuses
Skinner, Julia; Gross, Melissa
College & Research Libraries, v78 n1 p23-34 Jan 2017
Sexual assault is a prevalent, yet underreported and stigmatizing crime that disproportionately affects college-age students. The literature of Library & Information Studies does not currently address the ways in which survivors may seek information after an assault. Blending findings from Psychology and LIS, this study proposes the Information Seeking of Sexual Assault Survivors (ISSAS) model, which examines the seeking process through various stages of healing. The article concludes with directions for future research as well as insights on serving survivors within the academic library while being mindful of one's appropriate professional role.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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