How do you research? We need to know!


What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, MS Word, or Open Office? RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley? Google Scholar or Scopus?

Your librarians want to know what tools you use so that we can optimize library services and resources to better serve your needs. Please take the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey, developed at Utrecht University. Librarians there are engaged in an ongoing effort to chart the evolving landscape of scholarly communication. This international survey will investigate how tool usage varies by field, country and position. The survey will run until February 2016.

JHU faculty and graduate students are invited to take this graphical survey about research tool use. It takes 8 - 12 minutes to complete and you can opt to receive a visual characterization of your workflow compared to that of your peer group.

We want to see how research tool use differs between the JHU campuses. Please use the link below that reflects the school or campus you are primarily associated with.

Preliminary results of the international survey, as well as the final data set, will be posted on the Innovations in Scholarly Communication site. JHU Libraries will share the JHU data set and produce a report.

About Robin Sinn

Robin is the Scholarly Communications Specialist at Sheridan Libraries, JHU. Metrics, academic publishing, discovery, repositories, and Open Science interest her.

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