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Digital Natives Describe Their Ideal Research Experience

Posted on 10-24-2016 by Kari Abitbol

 Both undergraduate and graduate students rely on credible, accessible and diverse content to complete their coursework. In our journey to deliver a new research solution that’s uniquely aligned to their needs, we discovered a few key pain points students face when completing a research assignment. We’ve presented a few of these discoveries below, along with testimonials from the students themselves about what would make for an ideal research experience.

While some of these struggles may sound familiar, the bottom line is that digital natives require a guided research experience with relevant information that’s easy to share with classmates. And this is precisely what we will offer with our new academic research solution. Check out this video to learn more.


1.    Personalized Research  

A guided, personalized research experience fulfills digital natives’ expectations for finding relevant information quickly. And, it fits their experience--after all, that’s how Amazon helps them shop and Netflix helps them decide what to binge-watch next. A tool that supports personalization will help students avoid wasting time with irrelevant search returns and more quickly discover pertinent information. 

Learn more from Appalachian College of Pharmacy student Tyler Jauss 

Filtered Data

A major road block students face when completing research is narrowing down and filtering their results. The internet contains countless websites and databases filled with endless information that can be daunting to process. Students are seeking a platform that can clearly identify a starting point for their research amidst the vast amount of data that’s available.

Learn more from University of Dayton student Rachel Armstrong

Learn more from Binghamton University student Liam Hayes


3.    Sharing Information

Group projects have become the norm in college. Students often collaborate to find the most creative and in-depth content related to their project. Students need a database that can connect them with their classmates in order to share relevant content and minimize duplicate efforts.

Learn more from University of Dayton student Monica Deal


3 Ways to Apply This Information Now

  1. Do you have other insights into millennial research trends? Comment below or email us at lnainfo@lexisnexis.com.
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