Article in the New Library World

Righting the academic paper: A collaboration between library services and the writing centre in a Canadian academic setting” (Subscription required.)

by Norma Estela Palomino, (Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, USA), Paula Ferreira Gouveia, (Humber College ITAL, Toronto, Canada)

Findings – Researching and writing anxiety is diminished when students are able to access both reference (researching) services and writing support services in the same location. The increased exchange and interface between reference service providers and writing tutors, while assisting students to write better academic papers, reflects the fact that thinking, researching and writing are interwoven and recursive processes that are further enhanced when supported by their physical collocation. Academic institutions should model and further facilitate the collocation and integration of the research and writing processes by reorganizing services and service delivery units to better reflect student behaviour.



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