When doing homework, many students turn to the same websites as they do when they’re surfing the web under other circumstances.
Four of the top ten most-cited websites on Easybib, a site used to create more than 500 million citations, are user-generated sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.
Meanwhile, Google is filling the niche research databases once dominated. A recent ethnographic study found that students referred to Google more than any other database when discussing their research habits.
When they did use the search engine, they had trouble finding appropriate sources within the results…Read More