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Clark, Joe C.; Sauceda, Jonathan; Stormes, Sheridan – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Resources for teaching in higher education have undergone a tremendous evolution during the past several decades. The Internet and commercial services, such as YouTube and Google, have revolutionized the manner by which students and faculty access information to both conduct research and meet course requirements. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, College Faculty, Library Materials, Library Services
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Kong, Ningning; Fosmire, Michael; Branch, Benjamin Dewayne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In the academic libraries' efforts to support digital humanities and social science, GIS service plays an important role. However, there is no general service model existing about how libraries can develop GIS services to best engage with digital humanities and social science. In this study, we adopted the action research method to develop and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Library Development, Geographic Information Systems, Academic Libraries
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Zhang, Tao; Niu, Xi; Promann, Marlen – College & Research Libraries, 2017
We report findings from an assessment of e-book user experience (search and information seeking) from usage data and user tests. The usage data showed that most reading sessions were brief and focused on certain pages, suggesting that users mainly use e-books to find specific information. The user tests found that participants tended to use…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies
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Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This study examines the nature and value of undergraduate students' experiences with the academic library. The data represent responses from more than 300,000 students between 1984 and 2002 to the College Student Experiences Questionnaire. Although library use did not appear to make independent contributions to desirable outcomes of college, such…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Role, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Nixon, Judith M. – College & Research Libraries, 2014
In the library science field, there is no professionally accepted tiered list of journals in the United States to guide librarians, as there is in other academic disciplines. This situation creates a challenge for both new and experienced librarians who wish to make a serious contribution to librarianship by publishing articles. This article…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Library Science, Information Science, Methods
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Kayongo, Jessica; Helm, Clarence – College & Research Libraries, 2012
This study focused on determining the extent to which collections of the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame met the needs of graduate students. This study data (2005-2007) consisted of a citation analysis of 248 dissertations and focused on the following questions: What were the graduate students citing in their dissertations? Did the library own…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Graduate Students, Citation Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations
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Nixon, Judith M. – College & Research Libraries, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe the scope and depth of the historic corporate annual report collections in twelve academic/research libraries in North America. For many decades, a few major academic business libraries have been collecting and preserving corporate Annual Reports (ARS), the reports sent to shareholders documenting the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Archives, Library Materials, Corporations