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Evernote in the research consultation: a feasibility study

Justin Kani (Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 13 February 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the feasibility of using the Evernote note-taking application in research consultation as a way to respond to the challenges of doing research in the twenty-first century digital environment.

Design/methodology/approach

This study examines the results of surveys conducted at the time of research consultation and at the end of the semester when the students had completed the research needed for their assignments.

Findings

The study found that students are open to having a tool like Evernote used in the research consultation and that the tool can be helpful in organizing the information and search terms discussed in the consultation.

Research limitations/implications

Due to the size of the sample in the study, further research with a larger sample size should be conducted.

Practical implications

This paper outlines a promising method of collaborating and documenting resources in the research consultation.

Originality/value

Using the note-taking application Evernote in research consultations creates a more interactive service.

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Citation

Kani, J. (2017), "Evernote in the research consultation: a feasibility study", Reference Services Review, Vol. 45 No. 1, pp. 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-05-2016-0034

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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