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Reyes, Betsaida M.; Hicks, Alison; Maxson, Bronwen K. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Recognizing the importance of designing educational opportunities that draw upon students' prior knowledge and experiences, this paper uses focus groups to explore how Spanish-speaking students in a graduate program at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence understand academic information literacy practices within their new cultural contexts.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Spanish Speaking, Information Literacy
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Hicks, Alison; Sinkinson, Caroline – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Researchers have widely adopted computer programs for reference management, such as Mendeley, due to their ability to support a variety of research practices, including organization and storage of pdfs. These programs also afford participation and networking within new scholarly information landscapes. This paper uses a survey and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Citations (References), Computer Software, Surveys
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Sinkinson, Caroline; Alexander, Stephanie; Hicks, Alison; Kahn, Meredith – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2012
This article details an open card sort study administered to undergraduate students, graduate students, and librarians at the University of Colorado at Boulder in order to reveal perceptions of library research guides. The study identifies user group preferences for organization and content of research guides, as well as themes emerging from the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Library Research, Academic Libraries