Fast Fact

Fast Fact

Only 16% of students feel “very prepared” to conduct research, according to a survey of over 1,500 students by Credo, an information skills solutions provider. With questions submitted by librarians to see where students fall short in applying information skills, the survey found that while 74% of students gave “reliability” of sources the highest importance, 24% did not value a peer-reviewed journal over a memoir as an authoritative source. And 69% of students use open web sources (which are often unreliable) regularly or almost always while conducting research.


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