Students Use More Books after Library Instruction: An Analysis of Undergraduate Paper Citations

Rachel Cooke, Danielle Rosenthal
2011 College and Research Libraries  
In fall 2008, students from first-year Composition I and upper-level classes at Florida Gulf Coast University participated in a citation analysis study. The citation pages of their research papers revealed that the students used more books, more types of sources, and more overall sources when a librarian provided instruction. When these results were compared to those produced by students in upper-level classes (all of whom received instruction), it was discovered that, as the class level
more » ... class level increased, the number of citations and the percentage of scholarly citations generally increased and there was a high preference for books from all disciplines, especially history.
doi:10.5860/crl-90 fatcat:wjme2zmwmraufgolohrq4qlg7i