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Do individual research consultations with a librarian affect the quality of sources undergraduates cite in research papers? This presentation will examine the results of a study conducted to assess that very question. The study compared the quality of citations used by two sections of an upper-level education class. The same instructor taught both sections during two different semesters with the same assignment criteria. Students in one section participated in research consultations with a librarian. Members of the other class did not meet with a librarian. This research provided data for librarians to show their value to both teaching faculty and administrators.
research consultations, citation analysis
Information Literacy | Library and Information Science
Maddox, J., & Stanfield, L. (2020). Did It Help?: The Effects of Research Consultations on the Quality of Sources Used in an Undergraduate Class. Retrieved from https://ir.una.edu/libfacpresentation/43