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A schema abstracted from a survey of what scholars actually do
In 2009 OCLC, the world's largest library cooperative, commissioned a survey of scholars to get an idea of the practical techniques most commonly used in the process of doing research. Here is a summary view in a schematic format.
- Direct searching
- Cross-cutting processes
- Data practices
Palmer, Carole L., Lauren C. Teffeau, and Carrie M. Pirmann. Scholarly
Information Practices in the Online Environment Themes from the
Literature and Implications for Library Service Development. 2009. 7 May 2009 <http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2009-02.pdf>.