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Interested in the Latest Research About Libraries?

If you are interested in reading some of the latest research concerning libraries you might want to check out the Research Reports section of the Information and Library Science area on the library web site. This research currently contains such topics as the future of libraries, library usage, and library perceptions.

These reports are compiled by various library advocacy groups such as American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Online Computer Learning Center (OCLC). One report (Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources) surveyed library users for their perceptions of libraries and the role they play when doing electronic research, while its companion report (OCLC: College Students Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources) found that while older students were more positive about libraries when seeking information, younger students were less positive.

To find these reports, from the library main web page , go to the My Research Subject Is... field on the right hand side of the page. Then click on the Choose Your Subject menu and select Information & Library Science. Click on the first bullet in the list Internet Resources in Information and Library Science . Then click on Research Reports.

These reports can be especially useful if you need to come up with a topic for a research paper. If you have questions about these or other Information Studies resources, contact Information Studies Bibliographer Deborah Bernnard.