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dc.contributor.authorLombardo, Shawn V.
dc.contributor.authorCondic, Kristine S.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-03T15:42:51Z
dc.date.available2013-12-03T15:42:51Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationLombardo, S. V. and Condic, K. S. (2001). Convenience or content: A study of undergraduate periodical use. RSR: Reference Services Review 29, 327-337.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006494
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/2627
dc.description.abstractFull-text periodical databases have changed how students access research materials. Many librarians fear that students favor the convenience of full-text databases over more valuable information found in print periodical literature. To what extent is this true? A study was undertaken at Oakland University to determine how well students mastered the retrieval process for print and full-text articles, and to gather their opinions on the value of both formats. A pre-/post-test instrument was administered to students before and after instruction to measure their knowledge of the library and its databases. A final test, including questions designed to measure student attitudes about the article retrieval process, was administered upon completion of a term paper. Results indicate that many students valued the convenience of full-text articles over the article's relevance, but they also found the overall research process to be difficult. The research students conducted also impacted their test results. Other findings are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.subjectAcademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary instructionen_US
dc.subjectAssessmenten_US
dc.subjectPeriodicalsen_US
dc.subjectOnline retrievalen_US
dc.subjectAttitude surveysen_US
dc.titleConvenience or content: A study of undergraduate periodical useen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.journalRSR: Reference Services Reviewen_US
dc.relation.departmentOU Librarieseng


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