How do liberal arts scholars work? For example, where do they get their ideas? When beginning a research project, do they start with a Google search or the library's home page? How and when do scholars utilize libraries and library resources—especially library-funded databases? How has research changed since the advent of the World Wide Web? These are questions that the social science and humanities librarians at Purdue University Libraries have been asking. To begin to find answers, we invited selected faculty members and students to a How Scholars Work series. This article summarizes their comments.
library research, scholarly communication, researchers, scholars
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Nixon, Judith M. and Ryan, Marianne, "How Scholars Work: Panning for Gold in Libraries" (2009). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 2.