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  • Those respondents who use RefWorks generally find it to be useful But so many students (3/4 of student population) are not using the service?  Is it because they have tried it and are unhappy?   Or are they just unaware of it?
  • The students had the opportunity to write-in responses to the last question that asked their experience with citation management software and library-hosted APA workshops Only 5 of the 39 students surveyed responded   Mostly positive   Suggestions for improvements
  • Though our survey was not without its flaws, it did give us some insights as to why students are using citation management software.  The key services used are   Consider a switch Key features citation collection bibliographic creation  Cost    Educate Students   Advantages of Service publicity instruction   Limitations of Service
  • Survey Results Presentation

    1. 1. BY TIERNEY HAUPT AND MIGUEL VAZQUEZ Analysis of Citation Services at CSULA
    2. 2. Purpose of the Study <ul><ul><li>RefWorks is expensive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can RefWorks be replaced with a less expensive alternative? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What features are students using? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How useful do students feel the software is and what do they think about it's accuracy? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are students using RefWorks as a crutch? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To find these answers a survey was constructed  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Survey <ul><ul><li>Survey implemented through Survey Monkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to survey distributed through email to library staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total of 12 questions including 3 APA evaluation questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small sample size of 39 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>RefWorks Subscription: $16,000 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zotero: Free! </li></ul></ul>Cost Analysis 20,142 potential users $0.79 each 4,331 actual RefWorks users over past year $3.69 each
    5. 5. Tools Used for Citation Management <ul><ul><li>The Usage of Tools (Q2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Usage of Citation Management Software (Q3) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Bibliographic Software Features <ul><ul><li>  Collecting citations and creating bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    7. 7. RefWorks Plug-ins <ul><ul><li>Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 of 39 respondents said they use RefWorks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  95.2% (20) don't use either plug-in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>19% (4) said they use Write-N-Cite </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4.8% (1) said they use RefGrab-It  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Confusion with survey question </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    8. 8. Student Satisfaction <ul><ul><li>71% of RefWorks users find it very useful or useful </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Citation Errors <ul><ul><li>Questions 9, 10, and 11 tested respondents ability to correctly identify problems in citations formatted in APA. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12.8% (5 of 39) correctly answered all three questions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15.4% (6 of 39) were unable to answer any questions correctly. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall Trend shows that those who understand APA mechanics are less satisfied with RefWorks </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Write-in Opinions <ul><ul><li>Mostly positive reviews: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>              </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;useful&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>                </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;informative and helpful&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>              </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;cater to specific majors/courses&quot; </li></ul>
    11. 11. Recommendations <ul><ul><li>  Consider a switch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key features </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>citation collection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bibliographic creation  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Advantages of Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>publicity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>instruction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Limitations of Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
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