ERIC Number: EJ1096929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
An Investigation of Graduate Student Knowledge and Usage of Open-Access Journals
Beard, Regina M.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v28 n1 p25-32 2016
Graduate students lament the need to achieve the proficiency necessary to competently search multiple databases for their research assignments, regularly eschewing these sources in favor of Google Scholar or some other search engine. The author conducted an anonymous survey investigating graduate student knowledge or awareness of the open-access journal articles that resulted from those types of searches. The intent, in part, was to facilitate the creation or expansion of library services targeting graduate students. Additionally, the survey sought to elicit student interest in open-access publishing. This article discusses the survey outcomes and potential next steps.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Periodicals, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Surveys, Information Literacy, Library Services, Library Instruction, Librarians, Databases
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas