Understanding News Researchers through a Content Analysis of Dissertations and Theses

  • Mary Feeney Associate Librarian, Research Services Team, The University of Arizona Libraries

Abstract

Understanding the information needs of researchers is an important role of academic libraries. This paper describes the methodology and results of a research study that explored the use of newspapers by scholars in different disciplines through a content analysis of dissertations and theses. The purpose of the study was to examine which disciplines utilize newspapers, whether U.S. or non-U.S. newspapers are used more frequently, and whether researchers typically consult historical or current newspapers for their research. Results indicate that scholars in a wide range of disciplines utilize newspapers in their research. Analysis of the time periods used by disciplines and the origin of newspapers used in research is included

Published
2017-05-19
How to Cite
FEENEY, Mary. Understanding News Researchers through a Content Analysis of Dissertations and Theses. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 263-270, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://www.qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/136>. Date accessed: 27 oct. 2020.