EdTech Digest analyzing data they've pulled from Easybib.
The statistic that initially caught my attention was that 1% of students they polled thought databases were necessary for successful research compared to 60% of them of the librarians and other educators they polled.
This statistic shows what we already know - that we are living during a monumental shift in how we find and understand information. Selleck and Gover follow this up by reiterating what other studies have also found, that students are equally likely to "cite a credible and academic source as they are to cite a less-than-authoritative one....Needless to say, restricting student access to technology and the Internet isn’t the answer. Rather, educating students about online source quality — and critically thinking about and evaluating these sources — must become an integral part of the curriculum."