University Libraries Publications

Publication Title

College and Research Libraries

Publication Date

5-2018

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.5860/crl.79.4.499

Keywords

Music libraries, Catalog usability, User behavior, Information seeking behavior, Library science research

Disciplines

Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Music Education

Abstract

This article examines the mindset and process of undergraduate music majors conducting research in their discipline. While working with students in a writing intensive music history class, the authors conducted several surveys, focus groups, and task‐based assessments. Results indicated that most were overconfident in their research abilities, lacked experience with the research process, and struggled to locate and properly cite scholarly sources. Based on existing literature, music students exhibited research practices similar to those in other academic fields.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Publisher

American Library Association

Publisher Location

Chicago, IL

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