Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

EBLIP is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly, hosted by the University of Alberta Learning Services, and supported by an international team of editorial advisors. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.

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Vol 9, No 3 (2014)

Table of Contents


Evidence in Crisis? Abstract HTML PDF
Alison Brettle 1-2
Editorial Responsibilities Abstract HTML PDF
Alison Brettle 3


Looking and Listening: A Mixed-Methods Study of Space Use and User Satisfaction Abstract HTML PDF
Sara Holder, Jessica Lange 4-27
Grey Literature Searching for Health Sciences Systematic Reviews: A Prospective Study of Time Spent and Resources Utilized Abstract HTML PDF
Ahlam A. Saleh, Melissa A. Ratajeski, Marnie Bertolet 28-50
Understanding Patterns of Library Use Among Undergraduate Students from Different Disciplines Abstract HTML PDF
Ellen Collins, Graham Stone 51-67
A Survey of Graphic Novel Collection and Use in American Public Libraries Abstract HTML PDF
Edward Francis Schneider 68-79

Evidence Summaries

Administrator Interest is Perceived to Encourage Faculty and Librarian Involvement in Open Access Activities Abstract HTML PDF
Eamon C. Tewell 80-82
Editors View the Continuous Publication Model as a Satisfactory Alternative for Open Access LIS Journals Abstract HTML PDF
Richard Hayman 83-85
Open Access Works are as Reliable as Other Publishing Models at Retracting Flawed Articles from the Biomedical Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Elizabeth Margaret Stovold 86-88
Academic Library Administrators Perceive Value in Their Librarians’ Research Abstract HTML PDF
Elaine Sullo 89-91
A Survey of Electronic Serials Managers Reveals Diversity in Practice Abstract HTML PDF
Laura Costello 92-94
Preference for Print or Electronic Book Depends on User’s Purpose for Consulting Abstract HTML PDF
Laura Newton Miller 95-97
Undergraduate Use of Library Databases Decreases as Level of Study Progresses Abstract HTML PDF
Kimberly Miller 98-100
Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy Rely on Library Resources Less Often But Are More Willing to Learn How to Use Them Abstract HTML PDF
Dominique Daniel 101-103
Graduate Students May Need Information Literacy Instruction as Much as Undergraduates Abstract HTML PDF
Robin Elizabeth Miller 104-106
Diagnoses, Drugs, and Treatment Are the Main Information Needs of Primary Care Physicians and Nurses, and the Internet Is the Information Source Most Commonly Used to Meet These Needs Abstract HTML PDF
Carol Perryman 107-109


Counting What Cannot be Counted: Bringing the Humanities to EBLIP Abstract HTML PDF
Heidi Jacobs, Denise Koufogiannakis 110-120

EBL 101

Research Methods: The Most Significant Change Technique Abstract HTML PDF
Virginia Wilson 121-123


EBLIP Seeks Editorial Intern and Copyeditors Abstract HTML PDF
. . 124-125
Call for Contributions Now Open for EBLIP8 Abstract HTML PDF
. . 126
Announcing ISHIMR 2015! Abstract HTML PDF
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