What role will university libraries play in the future?

Universities are seeking ways to innovate and keep up with the changing expectations of students and faculty, and university libraries are no different.

Academic libraries are good at adapting as they try to meet students and faculty who learn differently and who have varying expectations for what their university library is.

As physical space, available funding, and student needs change, university libraries will have to adapt to meet different needs and campus roles.…Read More

How Google Scholar is transforming the library

Google Scholar can act as a reliable supplement to university library systems

google-scholar-libraryYou’ve probably heard of a little company called Google, right? With the most visited website on the entire internet, millions of people use Google day in and day out, and for good reason.

That being said, the internet is a big place. And, although Google is an excellent search service, the fact that it sifts through results from the entirety of the internet can also be its downfall, thanks to plenty of unreliable sources. However, the research and analysis that is conducted at the higher education level calls for sources of only the highest quality. So, where can students and teachers go to find that upper echelon of scholarly sources?

Luckily, Google provides an answer to this specified need, which is their Google Scholar service. As stated by the company, “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.”…Read More