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ERIC Number: EJ1132367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The Internationalization of the Academic Library: A Systematic Review of 25 Years of Literature on International Students
Click, Amanda B.; Wiley, Claire Walker; Houlihan, Meggan
College & Research Libraries, v78 n3 p328-358 Mar 2017
This study is a systematic review of the library and information science (LIS) literature related to international students and academic libraries. A systematic review involves the methodical collection and analysis of a body of literature and is growing in popularity in the LIS field. Three well-known LIS databases were systematically searched for articles related to the topic, and manual bibliography searches were conducted to find additional publications. Journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers were included or excluded based on established criteria. Findings show that articles published about international students and academic libraries have increased steadily between 1990 and 2014. The majority of authors are affiliated with universities and institutions in the United States, although an increase in represented countries is apparent. Fewer than half of the articles can be considered original research, and surveys are the most popular method for data collection. The LIS field--and international students--would benefit from further exploration of this topic, particularly from original research with practical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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