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Evernote in the research consultation: a feasibility study

Evernote in the research consultation: a feasibility study PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to examine the feasibility of using the Evernote note-taking application in research consultation as a way to respond to the challenges of doing research in the twenty-first century digital environment.Design/methodology/approachThis study examines the results of surveys conducted at the time of research consultation and at the end of the semester when the students had completed the research needed for their assignments.FindingsThe study found that students are open to having a tool like Evernote used in the research consultation and that the tool can be helpful in organizing the information and search terms discussed in the consultation.Research limitations/implicationsDue to the size of the sample in the study, further research with a larger sample size should be conducted.Practical implicationsThis paper outlines a promising method of collaborating and documenting resources in the research consultation.Originality/valueUsing the note-taking application Evernote in research consultations creates a more interactive service. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Evernote in the research consultation: a feasibility study

Reference Services Review , Volume 45 (1): 12 – Feb 13, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/RSR-05-2016-0034
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to examine the feasibility of using the Evernote note-taking application in research consultation as a way to respond to the challenges of doing research in the twenty-first century digital environment.Design/methodology/approachThis study examines the results of surveys conducted at the time of research consultation and at the end of the semester when the students had completed the research needed for their assignments.FindingsThe study found that students are open to having a tool like Evernote used in the research consultation and that the tool can be helpful in organizing the information and search terms discussed in the consultation.Research limitations/implicationsDue to the size of the sample in the study, further research with a larger sample size should be conducted.Practical implicationsThis paper outlines a promising method of collaborating and documenting resources in the research consultation.Originality/valueUsing the note-taking application Evernote in research consultations creates a more interactive service.

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Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 13, 2017

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