The next Information and Digital Literacy Journal Club will be led by Fadia Al Akhras (American University of Kuwait). We will discuss the article “Undergraduates’ Use of Google vs. Library Resources: A Four-Year Cohort Study”, written by Carol Perruso in 2016. The article describes a cohort study conducted over four years about students’ use of websites and library resources for their research papers, and whether reliance on Google changed over time.
Here are some of the discussion points:
- Challenges of searching library databases
- Why do students tend to use Google for research?
- What effect do library instruction sessions have on students’ searching preferences?
- Is there any relationship between faculty resources requirements and where students start their research and what resources they use?