MSU Libraries Reports


A group of faculty and staff of the MSU Libraries (J. Johnson, coordinator, L. Cline, W. Edgar, S. Fischer, G. Jackson-Brown, A. Miller), assisted by W. Meadows of the MSU Department of Anthropology, conducted an ethnographic study using direct observation and semi-structured interviews of a sample of MSU faculty members to gain knowledge about faculty scholarly information seeking habits and behaviors to provide insight into the following research questions:
● What information sources and technologies are used by MSU faculty members in their scholarship?
● Where do faculty members conduct their research?
● Whom do faculty members consult for research, writing, and information seeking assistance?



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Download Lynn Cline's addendum (33 KB)

Download Appendix 2 - Preliminary Survey Results (896 KB)

Download Appendix 3 - Resources Noted During MSU Faculty Interviews (395 KB)

Download Appendix 4 - Interviewee Demographics (575 KB)

Download Appendix 5a - Spring 2003 Meyer Library Satisfaction Survey (209 KB)

Download Appendix 5b - Library Constituency Survey 2012 (1.0 MB)

Download Appendix 5c - Library Survey Report - 2014 (1.6 MB)

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Missouri State University Libraries


Springfield, MO


Collection Development and Management

Scholarly Information Seeking Habits and Behaviors of Missouri State University (MSU) Faculty