The Humanities and Online Databases

Thank you for agreeing to participate in our research activity. We are conducting a survey about how people doing humanities research use online databases. We are interested in how search tools might be changing the method and substance of humanistic inquiry, and how well those resources suit the needs of researchers. In order to complete this survey, we will ask you some questions in this survey about your research experience. We will then schedule an appointment to meet you in person at the Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn to see how well a humanities database serves you in a research task.

Because this is a preliminary survey, we would appreciate your candid responses the following questions. After completing the survey and in-person study, we will express our thanks with a $40 gift card. Overall, we expect that you will need about 60 to 90 minutes to complete both portions of the study.