Understanding the research practices and services needs of civil and environmental engineering researchers - a grounded theory approach

In this study, we aim to understand the research practices and needs of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) scholars. The research questions driving this project are “What are the research supports needed by CEE researchers during the whole research lifecycle?” and “What can academic libraries do to improve services to meet these needs?” We used qualitative research methods with a grounded theory guided approach to address the problem.