Evaluating psychology students' library skills and experiences

Steve Jones, Julie Allen

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    Extensive engagement with current academic sources is expected of all psychology undergraduates. Thirty-eight undergraduate psychology students took part in a series of focus group discussions of their information-searching experiences and skills. The majority of students had not been required to engage with any form of information searching while studying at pre-degree level and were daunted by the sheer scale and complexity of the resources available in higher education. Following consideration of the issues raised by students in the discussions, a series of recommendations is presented to facilitate the transition into higher education and to enhance the library skills of psychology students.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)94-115
    Number of pages22
    JournalPsychology Teaching Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Electronic Libraries
    • Information Sources
    • Higher Education
    • Psychology
    • Focus Groups
    • Library Skills
    • Student Experience
    • Undergraduate Students
    • Search Strategies
    • Information Literacy
    • Educational Resources
    • Student Evaluation
    • Learning Experience
    • Foreign Countries
    • Library Instruction
    • Library Materials
    • Misconceptions


    Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluating psychology students' library skills and experiences'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this