OhioLINK Librarians and Google Scholar Over Time: A Longitudinal Analysis of Attitudes and Uses
Reference Services Review
This study provides a longitudinal analysis of the opinions and uses of Google Scholar by members of the OhioLINK consortium of libraries. Using survey data collected in 2007, 2014, and 2019 via the OhioLINK Listserv, this study explores how librarians use and promote Google Scholar within their library instruction sessions and how Google Scholar and its Library Links feature are promoted on library websites. This information is then analyzed across the three date ranges. The results of this research suggested that there were significant changes in the use and opinions of Google Scholar between 2007 and 2014 with more normalization of uses and opinions occurring between 2014 and 2019.
David Luftig and Joan Plungis (2020).
OhioLINK Librarians and Google Scholar Over Time: A Longitudinal Analysis of Attitudes and Uses. Reference Services Review.
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