Increasing Research Quality in Entrepreneurial Students: Best Practices in Faculty-Librarian Partnerships

Steven M Cramer, Diane K Campbell, Mary G Scanlon


Faculty who adopt best practices in supporting student research in entrepreneurship classes not only receive better student projects; they model the kind of information behavior that is crucial to business success. Requiring students to use the best and most authoritative research sources introduces them to these resources and equips them to evaluate the quality of future resources they may encounter in the business world. Three librarians who support entrepreneurship courses highlight best practices in creating faculty-librarian partnerships that lead directly to better outcomes by improving resources used, providing targeted instruction, and designing good assignments and rubrics for assessing.


entrepreneurship; student; research; faculty; advocating;

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Association of American Colleges & Universities (2013). Information Literacy Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education. Retrieved from