Information-Seeking Behavior of Business and Economics Faculty: A Case Study

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Information seeking, Business faculty, Economics faculty


There have been a few studies focusing on the online information-seeking behavior of business faculty, the most recent one having been done by Hoppenfeld and Smith and another by Proquest. This current case study adds to the literature by focusing on two activities: finding scholarly articles and finding scholarly books. The purpose was to learn how business and economics faculty at this institution discover and retrieve material for their scholarly research and to evaluate whether they use the University Libraries' subscription databases. Furthermore, participants who taught graduate- and undergraduate-level courses were asked whether their students needed to do research to complete their assignments.

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