Can we shift more library costs to students?

Can we shift more library costs to students? PurposeThe purpose of the study is to discuss Questia, a library database that is marketed directly to student users.Design/methodology/approachOpinion piece.FindingsFrom a student’s perspective, Questia is very useful. It would not be a useful addition to undergraduate libraries, even if site licenses are available.Research limitations/implicationsIt would be interesting to design a study to compare library skills of undergraduates who are subscribed to Questia with those who participate in traditional library instruction sessions.Practical implicationsIt is suggested that Questia should be recommended to an undergraduate student who is struggling with basic research skills or who is especially pressed for time.Originality/valueThere are no scholarly articles discussing Questia after 2012. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Can we shift more library costs to students?

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0888-045X
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10.1108/BL-10-2015-0018
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PurposeThe purpose of the study is to discuss Questia, a library database that is marketed directly to student users.Design/methodology/approachOpinion piece.FindingsFrom a student’s perspective, Questia is very useful. It would not be a useful addition to undergraduate libraries, even if site licenses are available.Research limitations/implicationsIt would be interesting to design a study to compare library skills of undergraduates who are subscribed to Questia with those who participate in traditional library instruction sessions.Practical implicationsIt is suggested that Questia should be recommended to an undergraduate student who is struggling with basic research skills or who is especially pressed for time.Originality/valueThere are no scholarly articles discussing Questia after 2012.

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The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: May 9, 2016

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