The internationalization of the academic library: A systematic review of 25 years of literature on international students

Amanda B. Click, Claire Walker Wiley, Meggan Houlihan

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Abstract

This study is a systematic review of the library and information science (LIS) literature related to international students and academic libraries. A systematic review involves the methodical collection and analysis of a body of literature and is growing in popularity in the LIS field. Three wellknown LIS databases were systematically searched for articles related to the topic, and manual bibliography searches were conducted to find additional publications. Journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers were included or excluded based on established criteria. Findings show that articles published about international students and academic libraries have increased steadily between 1990 and 2014. The majority of authors are affiliated with universities and institutions in the United States, although an increase in represented countries is apparent. Fewer than half of the articles can be considered original research, and surveys are the most popular method for data collection. The LIS field- and international students-would benefit from further exploration of this topic, particularly from original research with practical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-358
Number of pages31
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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