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Title:The Students' Utilization of the Undergraduate Library
Author(s):Wirtas,Alexandra; Lopez, Marsella; Hayes, Sam
Subject(s):Undergraduate Library, Resources, UGL
Abstract:Through the use of surveys and observations we examined the way that students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use their resources at the Undergraduate Library (UGL) to study. Some resources included technology like the Internet, office hours, workshops, and tutoring. We specifically focused on the racial background of the students, how often each student uses this facility, and whether or not students noticed quantifiable effects related to their use of the UGL. Our research is beneficial for the students on this campus because it raises awareness of the resources that are available. We also looked into secondary sources that provided further in depth analysis on our topic.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET105 Spring 2011 Thomas Herakovich
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-10-02

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