Accepted for publication (PostPrint)
Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Library liaisons from three universities distributed an anonymous survey to graduate occupational therapy students to gauge preferred methods of communication when conducting research. This article discusses three findings: whom the students prefer to turn to when seeking research assistance, which methods of communication students prefer, and how long students spend searching before asking for assistance. From 193 responses, the liaisons reasoned that students prefer consulting with their peers before seeking help from librarians or faculty or instructors and they prefer assistance face-to-face. Additionally, the majority are willing to research from 30 minutes to 1 hour before seeking research help.
Adriani, Lisa A.; Kipnis, Daniel G.; Kolbin, Ronda I.; and Verbit, Daniel, "Graduate Occupational Therapy Students: Communication and Research Preferences from Three University Libraries" (2020). Libraries Scholarship. 18.