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How today’s students find and use reference sources

A new multinational survey, carried out by Oxford University Press, indicates  that 75% of university students surveyed rely on library-acquired reference content in their studies, in addition to using freely available resources. That figure increases to 92% among students surveyed in the US and UK.

Source: No Shelf Required, April 19, 2018, http://www.noshelfrequired.com/how-todays-students-find-and-use-reference-sources/

Are Historians Still Ambivalent About Getting Published Online?

A 2015 survey by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has found that three-quarters of historians have never published their work online and prefer print, citing lack of scholarly recognition and prestige for digital publications.

Source: Robert Townsend, History News Network, April 29. 2018, https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/168871

College Students Prefer Print for Long-form Reading, Ebooks for Research

Most college students prefer to read print books for pleasure, but when they are conducting research, almost two-thirds now prefer ebooks or express no format preference, according to the 2018 Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey, conducted by LJ’s research department and sponsored by EBSCO.

Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln’s first 33 years

"The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library announced ... that it is publishing “the most complete documentary collection ever produced” of the sixteenth president’s first 33 years.

The digital collection covers much of Lincoln’s early years in Springfield, including the establishment of his law office and his four terms in the Illinois General Assembly."

New Book - History Is a Contemporary Literature: Manifesto for the Social Sciences

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Author: Ivan Jablonka, Nathan Bracher, Ivan Jablonka
Title: History Is a Contemporary Literature: Manifesto for the Social Sciences
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: 5/15/2018

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