Friday, 27 March 2009

Researchers of Tomorrow

The British Library and JISC have engaged Education for Change to undertake a 3 year study of the research behaviour of young doctoral students (those born between 1982-1994). This study of the so called 'Generation Y' researcher will look at their information seeking behaviour and their use of both physical and electronic research environments.

Further details of the study can be found on the Education for Change website.


Education for Change
Researchers of Tomorrow

Monday, 23 March 2009

Accessing Grey Literature

Identifying and tracking down 'grey literature' can be very problematic due to its lack of conventional bibliographic control. There are now several web sites designed to keep you up to date with what is available:

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GreyNet aims to facilitate dialog, research, and communication between persons and organisations in the field of grey literature.