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ERIC Number: EJ991414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Evaluating Psychology Students' Library Skills and Experiences
Jones, Steve; Allen, Julie
Psychology Teaching Review, v18 n2 p94-115 Aut 2012
Extensive engagement with current academic sources is expected of all psychology undergraduates. Thirty-eight undergraduate psychology students took part in a series of focus group discussions of their information-searching experiences and skills. The majority of students had not been required to engage with any form of information searching while studying at pre-degree level and were daunted by the sheer scale and complexity of the resources available in higher education. Following consideration of the issues raised by students in the discussions, a series of recommendations is presented to facilitate the transition into higher education and to enhance the library skills of psychology students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom