In case you haven’t heard of Project Information Literacy, they are a nonprofit that partners with University of Washington’s information school devoted to studying research habits of early adults. They have lots of really fascinating information on how college students do their research.
Check out their many useful reports, available free.
I really enjoyed their report “Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age,” so much that I created an infographic of its basic findings. Google actually ISN’T no. 1 for course-related research – course readings are. Students tend to seek information from course readings and their instructors before they approach librarians.
Check out my infographic here: How College Students Seek Information.
- October is Information Literacy Month! (kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com)