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EasyBib Survey Featured in School Library Journal

In Library Land, two of the most popular “go-to” publications are Library Journal and School Library Journal. Earlier this year, Caity and I were fortunate enough to write for SLJ as we discussed how libraries need to offer evening hours to accommodate students who do not have access to the Internet at home.

We’re excited to announce that we are featured in another SLJ article this week! The article, “Students Wary of Wikipedia But Still Use for Research, Study Finds” analyzes data from a handful of EasyBib surveys we conducted earlier this year.

EasyBib users were asked what words they think of when they heard the word “library,” “Wikipedia” and “plagiarism.” With over 3,000 responses, the results were surprising. Curiously enough, many of the responses for Wikipedia had a negative connotation, such as “unreliable,” “false” and “bad.” Despite these responses, Wikipedia is still a hugely popular source for student research.

Head over to SLJ‘s website to read the full report!

Working with the editors and journalists at School Library Journal has been a great experience, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to work with them. Make sure to check out all their great stories online, via Twitter or on Tumblr.

Emily GoverEmily Gover is the information literacy librarian for EasyBib and ResearchReady. You can find her on Twitter, @Emily_EasyBib, or posting news you can use at the EasyBib Librarians Facebook page.

  • Damon Scott

    This is amazing, I loved reading your post Emily. :)