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Serendipitous research process
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  • Jennifer E. Nutefall, Santa Clara University
  • Phyllis Mentzell Ryder
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Elsevier B.V.
This article presents the results of an exploratory study asking faculty in the first-year writing program and instruction librarians about their research process focusing on results specifically related to serendipity. Steps to prepare for serendipity are highlighted as well as a model for incorporating serendipity into a first-year writing course.

This is the author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by Elsevier and can be found at: doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2010.03.005

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Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Phyllis Mentzell Ryder. (2010). The serendipitous research process. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(3), 228-234