Project Information Literacy Research Report,
Interesting new report from the usa school to college transitions
Based on research in 30 US high schools and 6 colleges and universities; interviews with 35
first-term freshmen from 6 colleges and universities, and an online survey with
1,941 US high school and college student respondents.
Major finding that
New Students often found college level assignments level research
assignments was both “exciting and “overwhelming.” It then gives reasons for this focusing in particular in difficulties in constructing search terms and using library databases.
Recommendations for future action in school college transition, information programmes and the role of the librarian are made.