Welcome to the ERIAL Project, a two-year ethnographic study of the student research process.

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Available Now! ERIAL Project Book College Libraries and Student Culture

“A well-organized and insightful work that reveals how academic libraries are viewed and utilized … Those interested in keeping pace with the rapidly evolving world of academic libraries will find numerous points of interest to contemplate in these pages.” –Booklist

ERIAL is a collaborative effort of five Illinois universities:  DePaul University, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU), Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS).  More information on the participating institutions can be found here.