A study of search practices in doctoral student scholarly workflows

Sharon Favaro Ince, Christopher Hoadley, Paul A. Kirschner

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Abstract

Search, especially library search, is a distinct part of the research process which can be taught and supported separately from the scholarly processes of knowledge creation. We interviewed eight early career researchers (ECRs) composed of doctoral students or recent graduates about their overall scholarly workflows including not only search but also social networking around scholarly information and production of scholarly works. Evidence suggests that search itself is less discrete and library-centric than prior models may have suggested, and that students use both social resources and non-library technologies to discover and locate scholarly works. We argue that taking a workflow-centric and collaboration-centric view, rather than a search-centric view, should inform design of tools and training for search of scholarly resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHIIR 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages245-248
Number of pages4
Volume2018-March
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018
Event3rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018 - New Brunswick, United States
Duration: Mar 11 2018Mar 15 2018

Other

Other3rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Brunswick
Period3/11/183/15/18

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Keywords

  • Academic librarianship
  • Graduate Students
  • Information Literacy
  • Scholarly workflow
  • Search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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Ince, S. F., Hoadley, C., & Kirschner, P. A. (2018). A study of search practices in doctoral student scholarly workflows. In CHIIR 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (Vol. 2018-March, pp. 245-248). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3176349.3176877