Research practices of public health faculty scholars at UIC
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This report presents the results of a study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as one of a parallel suite of studies coordinated by Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit research organization providing guidance to colleges and universities (http://www.sr.ithaka.org/about/). The liaison librarian to the School of Public Health (SPH) and the Head Librarian for the Information Services & Research department, from the Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) at UIC, conducted the study. With this project, we aimed to explore the information habits, needs, and preferences of public health faculty when conducting research. This report will focus on UIC SPH faculty reflections surrounding four major themes related to research: Information Discovery, Data Management Practices, Research Dissemination, and Collaboration. We will discuss these themes in the context of library services and conclude with recommendations on how the library can best meet faculty needs. We hope that these findings may inform future development and improvement of library services and resources.
Information seeking behavior
research data managment