Their ability to go deeper into the literature is very limited. I had a new graduate hire who only searched for papers on Google. And I said, “you’re missing things you need to use PubMed – everything is there.”
He just responded, “Well I did this quick search, and that’s what I got.” That’s not good enough….
They’re just picking out the easy stuff. For example, reading a paper, I always find 10 papers in the references and I think, “Oh I need those.” But I don’t think there’s a lot of that desire to go deep. They expect information to be so easy to get, that when it’s not, it’s frustrating to them. They’ve lived in a world where it’s always been there.
Quote from Employers of New Hires from: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace Project Information Literacy Research Report: “Learning Curve” | October 16, 2012 | Alison J. Head
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