2014 Researchers' Panel: What Scholars Look for When They Look for Scholarship

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Scholars and researchers are at the center of our mission. They author and edit our books and journals; use our books and journals to inform and shape their scholarship; and select our books and journal articles for classroom instruction. But what do we know about how they find our publications, how they evaluate them for their various uses, what tools they use to organize their research, and what they might want from us to make those activities easier? In this session, we will ask a panel of scholars from area universities about their strategies and habits as they conduct research, search for materials, assess them, use them, and adopt them in the classroom. In the course of our conversation, we will examine in turn the role and impacts of the institutional library, online databases, formats, research management tools, and social media.

Chair: Allison Belan, Assistant Director for Digital Publishing, Duke University Press

Panelists: Ana Croegaert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of New Orleans

Sarah Fouts, Ph.D. Student, Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Christopher Schaberg, Associate Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans

Michele White, Associate Professor of Communications, Tulane University

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