VALA Peer Reviewed PaperObserving student researchers in their native habitat

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 11: Websites
Thursday 7 February 2008 11:20 - 11:50
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-11-law

John Law

Director, Strategic Alliances and Platform Development, ProQuest
http://www.proquest.com

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Abstract

This paper discusses the challenges student researchers face when attempting to locate relevant e-resources, and the challenges university libraries face in ensuring that academic e-resources are accessible and understood by student researchers. The paper presents original quantitative and qualitative research on the ways in which students access and use academic e-resources, and a comparative analysis of the role of open Web search engines in academic research.

 

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