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ERIC Number: EJ764605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
African American Undergraduates and the Academic Library
Whitmire, Ethelene
Journal of Negro Education, v75 n1 p60-66 Win 2006
This study examines the academic library experiences of African American undergraduates attending a research university in the Midwest. Data collection techniques included questionnaires and ethnographic observations. The results indicated that African American undergraduates are using the academic library primarily to read and to study with their own materials. Additional data include information about what days and time periods they normally visited the library and their library activities. Although the undergraduates primarily used the library as an academic space, there was some evidence suggesting that these undergraduates also viewed the library as a social space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A