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Information literacy needs of community college students in transition: a literature review

Elizabeth Nelson (McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This literature review aims to look at the unique role of community colleges as they address the information literacy needs of their students, who are by nature continuously in transition to and from the institution.

Design/methodology/approach

Library science databases and online sources were reviewed for relevant information.

Findings

Community colleges are addressing the needs of their various student populations in a variety of ways.

Originality/value

The role of the community college library is underrepresented in the literature. This review provides more information about the unique role that community colleges fill in the higher education ecosystem.

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Citation

Nelson, E. (2017), "Information literacy needs of community college students in transition: a literature review", Reference Services Review, Vol. 45 No. 2, pp. 278-285. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-11-2016-0078

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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