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The Effect of Bibliographic Instruction on the Demand for Reference Services
Libraries Research Publications
  • E. Stewart Saunders, Purdue University
Abstract

If the effect of bibliographic instruction is to create a more self reliant library user and information seeker, does this mean that bibliographic instruction programs lead to a decline in the demand for reference services? This research analyzes the data for 83 ARL academic libraries over a six year period. A regression equation fitted the data. Each student receiving bibliographic instruction increased the reference demand by two to seven questions.

Keywords
  • Bibliographic Instruction,
  • Reference
Published in:
Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3(January 2003): 35-39.
Date of this Version
1-1-2003
Citation Information
E. Stewart Saunders. "The Effect of Bibliographic Instruction on the Demand for Reference Services" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/e_saunders/3/