November 04, 2013

Infographic: Research on Students' Research Habits

The good folks at the University of Washington's Project Information Literacy created a great infographic of their findings about 11,000 college students' research habits:
Project Info. Literacy infographic
For the text-based learners among you:
  • 70% use Wikipedia 
  • 92% use search engines
Other resources students use for course research:
  • 88% library databases
  • 83% instructors
  • 30% librarians (emphasis mine)
What's most difficult about doing research?
  • 84% getting started
and check out the 12 adjectives students use to describe how they feel about research assignments!

For more, check out the Project Info. Literacy website, where you can read an article from College & Research Libraries about Alison Head's research, watch a video, and more!