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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Reference Librarians use Electronic Sources Six Times More than Print Sources to Answer Patrons’ Questions

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 2006

A review of:Bradford, Jane T., Barbara Costello, and Robert Lenholt. “Reference Service in the Digital Age: An Analysis of Sources Used to Answer Reference Questions.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 31.3 (May 2005): 263‐72.


Objective – To test the hypothesis that electronic sources are used by librarians more often than print sources to answer questions at the reference desk.

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