Information-seeking Behavior of International Graduate Students vs. American Graduate Students: A User Study at Virginia Tech 2005
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This is a comparative study on information needs and information-seeking behavior of international graduate students and American graduate students. This user study is based on empirical data collected from an online survey conducted between April 7 and May 28, 2005, at Virginia Tech. The goal of this comparative study is to investigate how graduate students from diverse ethnic groups discover, select, and use various information sources and to obtain insights into international graduate students' information-seeking behavior, especially its similarities and differences compared with the information-locating patterns used by their American peers.