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dc.contributor.authorBøyum, Idunnen_US
dc.contributor.authorAabø, Svanhilden_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-12T13:06:04Z
dc.date.available2016-01-12T13:06:04Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationBøyum, I., & Aabø, S. (2015). The information practices of Business PhD students. New Library World, 116(3/4), 187-200.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0307-4803en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1234862en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/2902
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper was to investigate how PhD students discover, choose and use information and literature for their research. Design/methodology/approach – Eight PhD students at the Norwegian Business School (BI) were interviewed. The interviews were based on a phenomenological approach. Findings – The use of both library databases and Google Scholar is frequent and contextual. The informants ranked the library databases as more useful than Google Scholar. Methods for keeping up to date varied and were contextual. Although formal information seeking in library databases was seen as more academic than the tracking of references, this latter method was more widespread. Students felt they mastered the tools associated with formal information seeking, which constituted a continuous activity in their research practices. Wilson’s (1983) theory on cognitive authority may give a better understanding of the findings. Practical implications – Acquiring knowledge about the information practices of PhD students in a specific discipline will help libraries to improve their services and acquire relevant resources for their users. Originality/value – This paper examines PhD students’ ranking of information resources, identifies preferred methods for keeping up to date and reveals in which contexts the informants use either formal or social information-seeking practices.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Library World;116(3/4)en_US
dc.subjectGoogle scholaren_US
dc.subjectPhD studentsen_US
dc.subjectNorwayen_US
dc.subjectLibrary databasesen_US
dc.subjectBusiness disciplineen_US
dc.subjectInformation practicesen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Biblioteks- og informasjonsvitenskap: 320::Kunnskapsgjenfinning og organisering: 323en_US
dc.titleThe information practices of business PhD studentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/NLW-06-2014-0073


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