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