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Image-Seeking Preferences Among Undergraduate Novice Researchers

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dc.creator Bridges, Laurie
dc.creator Edmunson-Morton, Tiah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-07T19:11:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-07T19:11:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-05
dc.identifier.citation BRIDGES, L., EDMUNSON-MORTON, T.. Image-Seeking Preferences Among Undergraduate Novice Researchers. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, North America, 6, mar. 2011. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/9542/7850>. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/25254
dc.description.abstract Objective – This study investigated the image-seeking preferences of university freshmen to gain a better understanding of how they search for pictures for assignments. Methods – A survey was emailed to a random sample of 1,000 freshmen enrolled at Oregon State University in the fall of 2009. A total of 63 surveys were returned. Results – The majority of students indicated they would use Google to find a picture. Nineteen respondents said they would use a library, librarians, and/or archives. Conclusions – The results indicate the majority of students in our study would use Google to find an image for coursework purposes; yet the students who suggested they would use Google did not mention evaluating the images they might find or have concerns about copyright issues. Undergraduate students would benefit from having visual literacy integrated into standard information literacy instruction to help them locate, evaluate, and legally use the images they find online. In addition, libraries, librarians, archivists, and library computer programmers should work to raise the rankings of library digital photo collections in online search engines like Google. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject academic librarianship en_US
dc.subject information literacy en_US
dc.subject visual literacy en_US
dc.subject archives en_US
dc.subject digital libraries en_US
dc.subject undergraduates en_US
dc.subject freshmen en_US
dc.subject image seeking beahvior en_US
dc.title Image-Seeking Preferences Among Undergraduate Novice Researchers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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